No Offense Taken

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312023

It always amazes me that even with all of our multiple steps in editing and proofreading a manuscript, things somehow still manage to slip past us. Four different readers pointed out a couple of typos in my new John Lee Quarrels mystery, Jackpot, and I was able to correct them and upload the revised version. This is one reason I always wait a while before I upload the printed version of a book. It is much easier to fix a typo in an e-book than in a printed book.

The readers apologized to me, and one said they hoped I was not offended by them contacting me. Absolutely not! No offense taken at all. I appreciate it when someone goes to the trouble of letting me know about a mistake so I can fix it. Please never hesitate to let me know if you see an error in any of my books, or in the blog.

I spent a good part of yesterday getting our new Cove security system set up. I kept running into a problem in that the system would connect to the Internet, but I could not register it to Cove’s database. Fortunately, a very nice young lady from their customer service department helped me. As it turned out, since we were a previous customer, we are already registered, and when I tried to do it again it would kick it back out.

Once we got that figured out, the rest of it was easy, until we tried to put the Cove app on our phones. That presented some difficulty, and another phone call to the same person at customer service, who walked us through getting the apps up and working. Today I have to mount the door sensors and motion detectors, but that will only take a few minutes. I’m looking forward to getting rid of our Vector security system (formerly ADS). It has never worked correctly and costs more than four times per month what Cove charges us for a better, more up-to-date system.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Are you going to go out and party, or stay home and let the amateurs have their fun? If you do go out, please be careful, and if you will be having drinks, be sure you have a designated driver. I need you all back here tomorrow. As for me, I haven’t decided what I’m going to wear to my recliner for New Year’s Eve, but I’ll figure it out.

I hope 2024 is a wonderful year for you, filled with love, health, and happiness.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.

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 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. 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 – Stop worrying about what other people think. I mean, have you met other people? They suck.

Nick Russell

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

  3 Responses to “No Offense Taken”


  2. Happy New Year to you and Miss Terry. May 2024 bring all that you both wish for.

  3. Your humor of the day pictures are usually good for a laugh, but the Thought of the Day is always my favorite.

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