Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242024

Yesterday was a good writing day for me, working on Big Lake Accident, which will be the 24th book in my Big Lake small town mystery series. I was able to get another chapter done, and then more than half of a second chapter, for a total of about 3,500 words. Not my most prolific day ever, which I think was around 10,000 words, but not bad.

I also spent some time doing research because I came up with a new monkey wrench to throw into the story, just to make life a little more difficult for Sheriff Weber and his deputies before they finally figure out whodunit. To be honest with you, right now I’m just as confused as they are. I’ve got a couple of obvious suspects in mind, but if you have ever spent much time in Big Lake, you know that nothing ever seems to work out the obvious way. What fun would that be?

I took a break from writing in the early afternoon because someone was here from Thompson Propane to do a site survey for the tank we want to get placed. The gentleman they sent out was easygoing and did not try to come up with a dozen different reasons why we can’t do it the way I want, just because it might require a little more work from them. Now I have to get back with Absolute Power Solutions, the Generac dealer, and make sure everybody is on the same page, so there won’t be any surprises once we get the ball rolling.

After he left, I was back writing again until somewhere around 6 PM, when Terry told me she had dinner almost ready. And what a dinner it was! One of my favorites, cheese tortellini with her homemade sauce and homemade meatballs, along with delicious garlic knots she made from some leftover homemade pizza dough. That lady of mine is simply amazing, no matter what she sets out to do.

With dinner behind us, we spent a couple of hours watching television, including Finding Your Roots on PBS. I’ve always been interested in genealogy and I find the things they dig up on their guests fascinating. One of the featured guests in yesterday’s episode was musician Sammy Hagar, who was absolutely blown away to discover that a deep dive into his family background revealed that he’s not really a Hagar after all.

The weatherman says the next few days are going to bring a series of downpours, with possible accumulations in our area of four to six inches of rain, along with localized flooding. Our house sits on a small hill, and with all the regrading and French drains we had done last spring, hopefully we won’t have any issues. However, we have some low-lying areas on our property that I’m sure are going to see some accumulations of water.

Except for an appointment in town on Thursday afternoon, we plan to stay home, and hopefully I’ll get a lot more writing done. I really want to find out whodunit!

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 – Why pay someone to do something that you could do yourself for twice as much money in quadruple the time?

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “Whodunit?”

  1. Since you are trying to get rid of standing water close to your home, have you considered making a Drainage Pond. It would probably dry out during the summer, if not, you could have your own private Wetland.
    Terry’s cooking always makes me hungry.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

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