A 5K Day

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172022

No, I don’t mean one of those days where you dress up in spandex and join a bunch of people running and getting sweaty. I sweat enough just sitting still, and seeing my fat rear-end in spandex would not be a pretty picture. Running? If I really have to, I can manage a fast waddle, but not for very long.

I’m talking about the 5,000 words I wrote yesterday in my new John Lee Quarrels book. I love days like that. I was on a roll, and I think I could have nailed down at least another thousand words, but I ran out of time before dinner. Today I will make some corrections to what I wrote and then print a few chapters up for Terry to edit and proofread.

As for that dinner I mentioned, I don’t need to tell you it was delicious, do I? Homemade breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches that were so tasty and juicy they almost melted in my mouth. Yummy!

Speaking of food, after I wrote in yesterday’s blog about our new Pit Boss smoker I received some very encouraging comments from readers who have pellet smokers. I also received an e-mail from a very concerned reader telling me that eating one meal of smoked meat was the same as smoking a pack of cigarettes, and I will be shortening my life every time I fire that smoker up. I appreciate your concern, but I’ll be 70 in three months, and I plan to enjoy whatever time I have left.

In a recent blog I mentioned that I came across some overlooked e-mails that had gone into a junk folder while we were on our trip out west. Since then, I heard from three different readers who had sent me e-mails with questions and never had got a response. I went through the folder again and they’re not there. I don’t know if I somehow deleted them while we were traveling or what happened, but if you have written me recently about something and not gotten a response, my apologies. I try to respond to everybody I can, although I do admit that I have a couple of readers who write me every day and sometimes more than once a day, and I just don’t have time to acknowledge every message they send me. Especially since they are usually conspiracy theories and such. There are only so many hours in a day.

Two blog readers have asked me if our son Travis and his wife Geli would be willing to send them jars of their honey. I really don’t think they are set up for that at this point since they are just getting started and already have a large demand from people they know locally. But maybe somewhere down the road, that would be possible. Travis told me they are thinking about adding another beehive, and possibly more.

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.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series. 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 this evening. Note: Due to the high the 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 – Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn’t it be called double V?

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “A 5K Day”

  1. Just an FYI. I finished reading Dog’s Run and found some typos. Also, some of your earlier Big Lake books had some mistakes. I remember you stating in one of your daily emails that you appreciated when people let you know about these mistakes from earlier books, even though they’ve been available for some time. Message me if you have any questions.

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