Getting Close

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242022

We had planned to run down to Titusville yesterday to visit with our friends at Kayaks By Bo. This is a nice family-owned business, and all three of our Old Town Predator kayaks came from there. Now I want to look at the new Old Town Sportsman fishing kayak. We have three hard kayaks now, but we want a fourth one so that when my daughter Tiffany and one of her kids come to visit, or my son Travis and his wife Gila, all four of us can go out at once.

We could blow up one of our Sea Eagle inflatables, but we have a lot of oyster beds in this area, and though the Sea Eagles are pretty much bulletproof, I don’t want to take any chances. That’s why I’ve been trying to sell them.

Unfortunately, when we woke up yesterday, Terry was not feeling all that well, so we decided to postpone it for a day or two. Since we’re supposed to have near torrential rain this afternoon, it won’t be today, either.

But that’s not a problem because I’ve got plenty to do to keep me busy here. Yesterday I wrote another 4,000+ words in my new Tinder Street book, while Terry was editing and proofreading some previous chapters I had written. I never know exactly how many words a book is going to be. I just keep writing until the story has been told. Right now, the book is at 86,500 words. Tinder Street, the first book in the series, was 105,823 words; book two, The Good Years, was 103,448, and the third book, Boom and Bust, was 98,460. So I’m getting close. Each book covers a five-year time period, and this book will start in 1930 and go through 1934. I wrapped up 1933 yesterday, so I just have one more year to go. It certainly deserves the title of The Hard Years. The McNallys and their extended family are certainly having a rough go of it during the Great Depression.

And speaking of books, it’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of my book Overlooked Arizona: Over 35 Arizona Great Arizona Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss!

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 Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau

Nick Russell

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

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