Get Ready

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122023

We picked Alli up at the veterinarian’s yesterday morning. This was the first time we had boarded her, and she sure was happy to see us. Since she is a rescue that had been through at least two other homes before we got her, I was afraid she might think she had been abandoned again. Terry had to drive home because it was all I could do to keep Alli calmed down and in the back seat area of the truck, she was so excited.

Once we got home, she had to sniff every blade of grass in the yard, then couldn’t wait to get inside and see the kittens. I’m not sure they were quite as pleased with the reunion. As soon as I sat down in my recliner, she was on my lap, making sure I didn’t take off again.

For some reason, I was just as tired yesterday as I was on the day before during our trip home from Florida. I answered a backlog of e-mails, then took a nap, waking up while Terry was trying to clip Alli’s nails and helped her with that. It wasn’t that the dog was resisting, she just thought it was playtime and didn’t want to stay still.

With that out of the way, I made all of the corrections to the manuscript for my new book, Big Lake Assault, that Judy and Roberta had suggested. Then I printed it out for Terry to do one last read through, looking for anything that might have slipped past somehow. Even with several sets of eyes going over a manuscript, it is amazing what does manage to go unnoticed until it is published.

If you have been waiting for the new book, get ready, because it should be live on Amazon sometime on Sunday. I’ll be announcing it in the blog, on Facebook, and in my author’s newsletter.

It sure feels good to get this one done. I’ll take a short breather before I start on my next book, which will be Jackpot, the twelfth book in the John Lee Quarrels series.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of THE CHESAPEAKE: A Man Born to Hang, Can Never Drown by Ken Rossignol, a collection of adventures in prose from around the Chesapeake tidewater region told by an erstwhile and eclectic collection of writers. Ringmaster Ken Rossignol gathered together many of the best and brightest of bards, poets, and tale-tellers to give their views, experiences, and fabrications in an entertaining way. Fans of short stories will enjoy this fourth in THE CHESAPEAKE series and the valuable history told here of the Chesapeake region – with a few excursions led by the writers to other lands.

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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 I’m not sure what’s worse, the fact that I’m so lazy or the fact that I’m so good at it.

Nick Russell

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

  2 Responses to “Get Ready”

  1. Good that you’re home, Nick. I like the picture of you and Alli. You can never have too many pictures of a man and his GSD! Also congrats on the next Big Lake, we’re all looking forward to it.

  2. Sounds like Alli had thought she had been abandoned again, but when you picked her up, she knew all had been forgiven.
    We had Mr. T who reacted the same way.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

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