Apr 282023

It rained hard Wednesday night, but we didn’t get the strong thunderstorms that were predicted for yesterday. I guess that was just as well because the ground was already saturated from the night before. Then, a little after dark last night, it started raining again, off and on. Our son Travis was going to come over today to help me pull some more fence posts with the tractor, but the ground is too wet, so we’ll put that off for a day or two.

In spite of the rain, or maybe because of it since it kept me indoors, I managed to crank out two more chapters, which came out to another 4,700 words in my new Tinder Street book. I was stuck on what to do with one of my regular characters because I thought I had written myself into a corner with him. But then when I was researching something else for the story the other day, I came across something I hadn’t known about before, and it opened up a whole new line not only for that character, but at least one other. I love it when that happens!

I’m not sure what’s on the schedule for today. Hopefully more writing, because I really need to get this book finished and move on to the next one on my To Do list. I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone between books. Life in the country may be relaxing, but it also keeps us very busy. Now that we’ve pretty much got Terry’s garden set up, I have a couple other projects I need to start on, including getting our driveway in shape with a big pile of gravel that’s been sitting out there waiting for me, and getting my shooting backstop built before it gets too hot.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Angry Nurse by the late Karl Bort and Thekla Madsen. When a wealthy Cleveland businessman is admitted to St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Unit, he insists that his wife, lawyer, and the hospital administrator are plotting to have him permanently committed and begs Nurse Joshua Ramsey to help him. Are these the ravings of an insane man or is something more sinister at work? When the man’s wife and lawyer are found dead, Detective Nicholas Silvano gets the case. It’s a tale with psychological twists that will have you believing that if you weren’t crazy when you checked in, you will be before long.

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 and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

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 – Never say “That could never happen to me,” because life has a funny way of proving us wrong.

Nick Russell

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

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