Feeling Much Better

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282024

Thank you to everyone who sent e-mails, text messages, or blog comments expressing concern about my recent medical episode. I’m happy to say that the antibiotics they have me on seem to be working because I’m feeling much better now.

Even so, I didn’t get a lot accomplished yesterday. I started the day by answering a few e-mails, and about the time I got done with those, our neighbor Vickie House stopped by for a quick visit. We always enjoy talking to Vickie because her roots go deep in the community and she knows so much about the area and the local history.

In the early afternoon, I drove to Reform to get my vitamin B12 shot at Pickens County Primary Care. It was quick and easy. I registered at the desk and had hardly sat down when they called me back. This was the last of the weekly shots they wanted me to take, and now it will be once a month.

Back at home, I made the changes that proofreader Judy Rinehimer suggested to the last two chapters of Big Lake Accident. Now I’m waiting to get them back from Roberta and make her changes before I print the complete manuscript out for Terry to go through one more time. It won’t be long now, folks.

Some authors I know list upcoming books for pre-order on Amazon, and I may try that with this one. I’m not sure yet. The way it works is, the customer orders the book, and the day it is released it is emailed to them and their payment is processed. Has anybody out there bought books on a pre-order basis before? If so, I would appreciate your input.

Later on, I spread some grass seed in the bare areas where they did the trenching for the gas line to the Generac generator. I’m going to need a lot more of it to cover the area dug up for the replacement of the septic lines. It’s always something. 😊

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series and the book that launched my career as an author. When an armored car hijacking leaves two men dead, Arizona Sheriff Jim Weber takes the crime personally, because one of the dead men is his brother-in-law. His hunt for the killers leads him into a world of sordid sex, deceit, and violence, with a suspect list that includes jilted women, a family of anti-government survivalists, and the beautiful wife of the richest man in town. With a plot that has more twists and turns than an Arizona mountain road, a cast of characters you won’t soon forget, and a shocking ending that shakes the town of Big Lake to its very foundation.

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 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 – For $250/hour, I will pretend to be a couple’s counselor and tell your spouse they are wrong about everything.

Nick Russell

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

  3 Responses to “Feeling Much Better”

  1. I have bought books on pre-order with mixed results. Many of the transactions have been good and it is kind of fun to get a book that I ordered months before, but forgot about ordering. I have had a few authors that the pre-orders get delayed repeatedly and that gets a bit frustrating. I had one author that had so many delayed that I ended up just canceling the orders, which is disappointing because I want to support authors as much as possible. Since you don’t always know the exact date a book will be ready (you do have a life, in addition to being an author), I would recommend sticking with your current way of doing things (not that I would cancel any orders of YOUR books 😊). Mine is only one opinion.

    The Bird Sanctuary and KFC signs are funny, but the errors on the lower KFC sign give me a headache. 😆

  2. Glad you’re feeling better. I love your blog, chuckle and thought of the day. My husband and I have a lot at Rovers Roost and hear your thoughts at happy hour! I have pre-ordered books thru Amazon and it has worked out fine. Take care of you and the wonderful Terri.

  3. I truly hope you are doing better. After having read all of the Big Lakes series and then John Lee, over the past couple of days (during my early morning, and bedtime reading allotments) I read Dog’s Run. Amazing. Another fine job!

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