Jun 292024

Yesterday was another hot, miserable day here in west-central Alabama. As I said I planned to do in yesterday’s blog, I took advantage of having to be indoors to get a lot more writing done in my new Tinder Street book. But it wasn’t always easy.

It didn’t help matters that our internet was flaky all day long, coming on and then dropping off again, which makes it hard to dictate into Word. I finally gave up and started using the hotspot on my phone, but it’s very slow transferring data like that. However, even with all of that happening, I still knocked out two more chapters, 6,425 words.

Sometime during the afternoon, we ventured out for a few minutes to check on Terry’s raised garden beds. This super hot summer has not been good for anybody’s gardens, and we may have been overcompensating. When Travis and Geli were here last week, they suggested that we might be watering too much, and to cut back from doing it every day to every other day or so. We did, and the results are definitely good. While we were out there, Terry harvested these squash. It’s always good to be able to bring something in that she grew herself.

The plan for the weekend is more of the same, assuming the internet will cooperate. I’m starting to get close to the end of the book now, and I’m eager to get it finished and in my readers’ hands.

Be sure to enter our latest a Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of The High Ground, the ninth book in my friend Ben Rehder’s Roy Ballard mystery series. In a look back at one of Roy Ballard’s earliest cases, beautiful Kendyl Jordan’s eye-catching classic car goes missing, possibly with something of great value hidden inside it. Can Roy Ballard help her find it? Despite Ballard’s budding reputation, Kendyl learns he’s not even a private investigator, he’s a legal videographer with very little experience. Still, he seems to have a knack for the job, and it doesn’t take him long to identify a couple of dangerous suspects. That’s when the case takes more twists and turns than a winding Texas Hill Country road!

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 30 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 – We forget that what we have is what we really wanted at some point. – Courtney Carver

Nick Russell

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

  2 Responses to “The Fruits Of Her Labor”

  1. You need the internet to work the voice to typed word thing? Learn something new every day…

  2. Can’t wait for the new Tinder Street book so get back to work. LOL!!!!

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