Aug 122021

Don’t take the title of today’s blog wrong. I didn’t participate in a 5K marathon. Could you imagine me running or even walking 5K? If I really had to, and there was enough reward waiting at the end, I could probably waddle 5 meters, but that would be about it.

But it was another 5,000 word day writing in my new John Lee Quarrels book. This one is rolling right along with no effort at all so far. I like it when that happens. As I have told Terry more than once, some books seem to write themselves and I’m just the conduit to get the words onto the screen.

After reading yesterday’s blog, in which I mentioned a reader sending me a comment that I really was fat, Karen Pfundtner wondered if maybe that was a typo and if the person was remarking on how quickly I turn out new novels, as in maybe the sentence should have read “God,  you really are fast, aren’t you?” No, she meant what she was saying, and it wasn’t the first time she’s made comments like that. But maybe it was the last time because she let me know that she was very offended by me mentioning it in the blog and unsubscribed from the daily blog feed. Really, it’s not that big of a deal and I wasn’t offended, just amused, as if she was telling me something I didn’t already know.

While I was working on the new book, Miss Terry was hard at work in her loom room, setting up her latest weaving project. This one is going to be a blanket for our son-in-law, Kenny, in his favorite colors. It’s going to be beautiful!

Of course, that wasn’t all Terry did yesterday. We know that lady almost never takes a break from the kitchen, and yesterday was no exception. She made pizzas from scratch from dough that she mixed up the night before and let rise overnight. The top one is mine, pepperoni and cheese, and the bottom one is hers, with pepperoni, kale, olives, mushrooms, and onions hiding under all that cheese. I don’t have to tell you they were delicious. You already know that.

I will be back at it again today, and hope to knock out another 5,000 words or so. Wish me luck!

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Camp Timber View by my friend Jason Deas. This children’s mystery about two best friends at an amazing summer at camp is a rollercoaster ride of fun, suspense, and escape that the youngsters in your family will love. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) 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. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – If really good looking people are eye candy, I guess that puts me in the eye broccoli category.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “Another Day, Another 5K”

  1. Wait. Wait. What is the irony, that someone can make a very free unsolicited personal comment and then claim their own injury and offense that it is repeated?

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