We Never Slow Down

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152022

It seems that we never slow down for very long. While we might get behind schedule sometimes, like I am with my new book, we are always busy doing something. Part of that this year was traveling, part of it was writing, part of it was dealing with medical issues, and some other things that have come up.

Let’s talk about writing and my new book first. Yesterday I finally completed my first read-through of six more chapters (somewhere around 16,000 words) and made changes to the way the story flowed, and corrections to errors that I spotted. Then I printed them out for Terry to edit and proofread, and once I make her changes I will send them off to my other two proofreaders. I’m over 66,000 words now, so probably somewhere past the three-quarter point of the book. Of course, I never have an exact word count on my Big Lake books. They have ranged from 67,000 words for Crazy Days In Big Lake to over 100,000 words for Big Lake Lynching. Wherever this one ends up, I’m getting close.

So what else is going on with us? When I spend several days or a week at a time chained to my desk as I have been, I eventually reach a point where I have to get out for a while. I reached that point Sunday and told Terry that we needed to go to Daytona Beach for dinner at Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet. It had cooled down quite a bit, so I opted for a for long sleeve shirt, and I was glad I did because by the time we got home, it was downright chilly!

Miss Terry has been busy getting things set up for her weaving project, but that never stops her from being the best cook in the world. Last night’s dinner was huge, delicious golden fried chicken breasts, along with fried corn that she cut off the cob. We’re talking about some good food there, folks. 😊

For the last few months, I’ve had a lot of pain on the outside of my right wrist, where the little bone is, about where you would wear a wristwatch if it was on your right hand. I really feel it a lot when I’m busy working at the computer, and I thought it was carpal tunnel syndrome. But when we were at our doctor’s for our checkups last week, I told him about it and he said no, he thinks it’s something else. So today I get to go for an MRI so they can see what might be wrong in there. If it’s not carpal tunnel, I suspect it might be arthritis since I have that in my fingers and some of the joints in my back. I’m telling you right now, getting old isn’t for sissies! But it still beats the hell out of the alternative, doesn’t it?

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.

Thought For The Day – You can’t hold on to people you have outgrown. It’s like trying to wear clothes that are too small.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “We Never Slow Down”

  1. I take meloxicam 7.5 mg once a day for arty! really helps! you cannot take any other NSAIDS with it, just tylenol. also CBD helps on spot areas but you have to put it on several times a day. Good luck on the MRI.

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