Will It Ever End?

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052020

I think most of America has spent the last two days on pins and needles, wondering what was going to happen on Election Day and then how the final count would come out. As of midnight last night, it was still up in the air, although Joe Biden had a commanding lead. But as they say, it ain’t over until it’s over. Someone said it feels like the country is in an episode of the Murray Povich show, trying to find out who the father is. I think there’s some truth to that.

I was back at it yesterday, first making a lot of corrections to several chapters of my new Big Lake book that have been proofed. Then I cranked out another 6,800 words and printed them for Terry to edit and proofread.

I’ll be back at it, doing the same thing again today.

I know Terry is going to be pulled in two directions at once because she wants to help me get the first round of editing and proofreading done so I can send it off to the next two proofreaders. But at the same time, I know she’s itching to get busy on her new weaving project. The other day I showed you the warp she had wound up for it, and here it is with the yarn laid out on the loom, almost ready to begin the process of threading it through all the heddles, and the bottom picture is with the warp spread out to ease that process. I just don’t know how she does that. Every time I see it, I am amazed.

If that wasn’t enough, she also made petite tender steaks and new red potatoes, and veggies for Terry for dinner. I don’t even have to tell you it was delicious. You know it was, right?

Unlike our friends on the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast, who have been hammered by a series of hurricanes this summer, we have made it through most of hurricane season without any problems so far, not even a really bad storm. Now they’re talking about Eta coming across Cuba and picking up steam and impacting southern Florida. As far north as we are, I don’t think we’ll get much more than some rain here. That’s just fine with me. With COVID numbers climbing every day, we don’t want to have to evacuate anyplace and expose ourselves to any more danger than we have to.

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Birdsongs, the first book in my friend Jason Deas’ excellent Benny James mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – Remember all those times when you wished the weekend would last forever? Well, wish granted. Happy now?

Nick Russell

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

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