It Was A Good Event

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282020

If you missed my interview with Jim and Chris Guld from the Geeks on Tour about self-publishing that aired yesterday, you can still watch it at this link. It was a fun interview and I have received some good feedback from it. As I said in yesterday’s blog, the Geeks have many, many years of experience presenting seminars at RV rallies and other venues about all kinds of technical things from digital cameras to Google Photos to computers and more. You can sign up for their free newsletter here.

After the interview aired yesterday there was an online Zoom event with a dozen or so viewers who asked questions and talked about books and self-publishing. It was a lot of fun, and I look forward to doing something like that again one of these days.

I even learned a thing or two from the viewers, including a suggestion that instead of dictating into my Sony digital recorder, converting that into text with Dragon Naturally Speaking and then cutting and pasting it into Microsoft Word, I can go directly from the recorder to Word. I will have to figure out how that works. If it can save me a step in the writing process, I’m all for it. I know I can do it with my headset microphone, but there are times I prefer to get out of my office and sit in my recliner and dictate.

When I mentioned in the Zoom meeting that Miss Terry is also an author, at least two viewers immediately went to Amazon and bought her cookbook. I see some good eating in their future!

I had hoped to get some writing done, but by the time the interview and all of that wrapped up, it was about 4 p.m. and then I answered several Facebook messages and e-mails from viewers. I got all of that done just in time for dinner and then a couple of hours relaxing in front of the TV with Terry before bedtime. So I guess I will call yesterday a marketing day instead of a production day. But I will be back at it today and I hope to knock out a few thousand words.

Before I wrap this blog up, here’s another chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Congratulations Barbara Cuciz, winner of our drawing for an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. We had 43 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

Thought For The Day – Me: It’s not about how many times you fall, but how many times you get back up. Cop: That’s not how the field sobriety test works, sir.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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