Oct 202023

Other activities have been keeping me busy lately and I’ve spent too much time away from the keyboard. It has completely thrown my writing schedule off track and I am way behind where I should be. Writing isn’t just how I earn a living, if I wasn’t making a nickel at it I would still be doing it.

I tried to make up for some lost time yesterday by writing another chapter in Jackpot, my current work in progress. John Lee and Maddy have a real mess on their hands as they try to get to the bottom of a gruesome double murder in Somerton County. I have no idea where the story is going, but I’ll leave it up to those two highly qualified deputies to figure out who the bad guy or guys are. They always do.

Don’t ask me how this year has gone by so fast because I have no idea. I usually have at least three, and sometimes four, books out by now, but this will only be my third one. I really need to scramble if I’m going to get a fourth book out by the end of the year.  Living the country life is relaxing in many ways, but there are also a lot of distractions. Not that I’m complaining, because I really enjoy things like mowing the pasture and the projects we have been doing around the place since we moved here in early January.

I need to get as much done as I can by the end of the month because Terry’s parents are coming to visit us the first week of November from their place in Arizona. We’ve been concerned about them making the trip because her dad is 93 and her mom is 91, but don’t think they’re anywhere close to being ready for a nursing home yet. In spite of some age related health issues, they are very active and mentally alert, and to them flying across the country to visit us is just one more adventure. We are certainly looking forward to having them here, showing them around our little piece of paradise, and letting them get to know our critters.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of THE CHESAPEAKE: Tidewater Sagas, a collection of short stories of the shared memories of those who lived life to the fullest in the Chesapeake region, donated by my friend Ken Rossignol.

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. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

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 – Respect people who wear glasses. They paid good money to see you.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “Too Long Away From The Keyboard”

  1. Good to hear your putting emphasis on writing. Your move reminds me of when our son moved from a small lot on a lake to 13 acres with outbuildings, fences, and pastures for his Ex’s horses and goats. He had great fun tending to all the “farm” work that needed to be done. He also had to buy and maintain a tractor and several attachments. Sound familiar? We’d stop by in the summer and park the fifth wheel in a front pasture near the barn for access to water and electricity. I’d then be the one to cut grass and brush hog the pastures and tend fences and the garden.
    After a couple years it became WORK distracting both of us from fun things. Yes, it was relaxing there but soon the work overtook the relaxing. He was elated when his Ex, horses and goats left, he moved back to a nice normal size lot and house on a lake and the fun returned for both of us. Hang in there Nick and I’m in need of more of your books to enjoy.

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