A Wet, Wordy Weekend

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 182024
 

I don’t know how much rain we got between Friday and last night, but it seemed like it was quite a bit. There were a couple of real thunder boomers when it poured, and other times there was no more than a drizzle broken up by periods of partial cloudiness. It was a good weekend […]

Another Busy Day

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052024
 

Yesterday was another nice day here in west-central Alabama, with the temperature in the mid-70s. It was also a busy day for us here at our place. A little before 7:00 AM Danny Kelley arrived with a big truckload of gravel for the perimeter road. I had spent a lot of time the day before […]

The Real Work

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232023
 

I spent all day yesterday fine tuning my new John Lee Quarrels book, Jackpot. After making the corrections suggested by my proofreaders, I then spent several hours running it through ProWritingAid. It is a program I recently acquired that is designed to help authors polish their work before publication. It has a lot of tools, […]

My Eyes Hurt

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062022
 

I spent so many hours making corrections to chapters I narrated in my new John Lee Quarrels book the last two days that my eyes hurt. But I got most of the chapters done and gave them to Terry to edit and proofread. Once she was done with that, I made her corrections and then […]

A Day In The Life

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102021
 

A while back a blog reader said that he would be interested in reading about how I go about writing my books and I replied that if enough other people were interested, I might put something together to share. The response was pretty good, so I thought I would give you a typical day in […]

July Q&A

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022021
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We subscribed to your Gypsy Journal until you quit and trust your recommendations. […]

The Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182020
 

Writing and storytelling have always come naturally to me, so while I know authors who complain about writer’s block, it’s not something I’ve ever experienced myself. That may be because of my years in the small town newspaper business, where you had to get an edition out on the street, and you couldn’t fill it […]

May 042020
 

Terry and I were talking about this whole self-isolation thing last night. Except for a couple of trips to the grocery store and one to our accountant’s office in mid-April, we have not left the house except for one afternoon when we spent a couple of hours alone on a fishing pier. Nobody’s been in […]

Jul 282019
 

We’ve all heard somebody say you can’t make this stuff up when they come across something that seems so bizarre it can’t be real, but it happens all the time. Sometimes it’s not the things that happen, but the things you hear. Things that make you say, huh? Here are some examples we have heard […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012019
 

As I had hoped, I finished my new book, Big Lake Ninja, yesterday afternoon. I started it on May 1st and finished June 30, exactly two months later. It might have been done sooner but we took a week or so off to visit my son and his wife in Alabama during that time. You […]

A Busy Day

 Posted by at 2:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172014
 

Thank you all for your wonderful e-mails and blog comments about our anniversary yesterday. They are very much appreciated. Unfortunately, we are in the process of consolidating all of our various websites and blogs into one master account, and in the process it looks like the comments may have disappeared. Chris Guld  from Geeks on […]

Feb 152010
 

I spend a lot of hours every day working at my computer, and a lot of that time is spent online, either answering e-mails from our readers, updating my blogs and websites, or researching new places we want to visit to see what kinds of stories I can find there for the Gypsy Journal. But […]