Writing My Days Away

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242024

Except for when our son Travis and his wife Geli came over on Tuesday, and taking Saturday off to spend time with Terry for her birthday, about all I have accomplished this last week is getting a lot of writing done in my new Tinder Street book. Yesterday alone was over 4,000 words, and previous days have been in the 2,000 to 3,000 word range. It sure beats trying to do anything outside in this oppressive heat and humidity.

Today I will finish proofreading and making corrections to yesterday’s word count, then I will print out several more chapters for Terry to edit and proofread before I send them on to Judy and Roberta. I’m a little over 73,000 words done now, and most of the previous books in the series have averaged out at a little over 100,000 words. I’m getting there, but it is not a speedy process because of all of the research that goes into each chapter.

Speaking of books, supply of my books was getting low. I like to keep several copies of each title on hand to give as samples to bookstores and libraries, for when people want an autographed copy, and to use as prizes in the weekly drawings. So I placed a big order with Amazon, and the other day UPS dropped off three boxes of books. Just a few minutes later the post office showed up with another huge box of them. It took most of the day just to sort through them, and to get everything organized and put away where I can find them when I need them. I have to admit, seeing them all in one place really surprises me. With over 50 books out, I can’t keep track of them all these days.

Congratulations Kathleen Voorhees, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of my friend Suzie O’Connell’s Mountain Angel, the first book in her Northstar Angel’s series. It’s a contemporary Western romance about a woman who returns to her roots, desperate for the tranquility of the secluded valley and plagued by memories of her dead boyfriend and the advances of an obsessive former friend. When her over-protective uncle sends Patrick O’Neil “on vacation” to keep an eye on her she is annoyed, but finds herself irresistibly drawn to the haunted man with a kind smile and sad eyes. He may just be the best thing to ever happen to her…if she can convince him to stay.

We had 24 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. 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 – Don’t be impressed by money, followers, degrees, and titles. Be impressed by kindness, integrity, humility, and generosity.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “Writing My Days Away”

  1. You and Terri continue to amaze me with your change in life styles throughout the years. You live your life to the fullest. The talents of you and Terri just blend together so well. Moving from an RV to a sticks and bricks with so much property to take care of. But you both seem to enjoy it. So as I see the boxes of your books you ordered to keep on hand, I wonder….HOW DID YOU BOTH LIVE IN A MOTORHOME ALL THOSE YEARS AND SURVIVE WITH SO LITTLE SPACE .. Lol… But I must say, your hearts must be SO fulfilled. Living your lives to the fullest. AMAZING

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