Is Today The Day?

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292021
 

I knocked out another 5,000 words in my new Big Lake book yesterday, and I’m hoping today will be the day I finish it, given any unforeseen problems cropping up. Then I will give it a final check for any plot holes or errors before printing out the last chapters for Miss Terry to edit […]

I Snuck Out

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182021
 

While Terry was editing and proofreading another six chapters of my new Big Lake book, I snuck out for a while yesterday afternoon and went to the gun show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland. I’ve owned more guns in my life than I could begin to count, but only once have I owned […]

Jul 012021
 

I wrote in Wednesday’s blog that I didn’t get any writing done that day, but I made up for it yesterday. I started out fixing the plot hole in my new Big Lake book that I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog, and then I started cranking out words. I had a good writing (actually narrating) day, […]

Half Gone?

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302021
 

Half a year gone already? Where does the time go? I can remember as a kid when summers seemed to last thirteen months. I guess all those people who say that time goes faster as you get older know what they’re talking about. It being the end of June, we are already ten days into […]

They’re Back

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172021
 

In a blog post less than two weeks ago I told you that my son Travis and his wife Geli removed the banana palms at the edge of our driveway, which didn’t produce edible bananas but did make a mess all the time. Here’s a picture of what it looked like when they were done. […]

The Florida Desert

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142021
 

I spent many years living in the desert in Arizona, and while it may look stark and ugly to some people, it has its own beauty. But that being said, I’m really not a desert person. I much prefer the mountains of Arizona’s Mogollon Rim, where we lived before we became fulltime RVers, or anywhere […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 232021
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Nov 172020
 

Thank you to everybody who sent messages hoping my back pain had eased up. After a weekend of pure hell, it has, and I am feeling much better now. I still have the nagging low back pain that is always there, but not the severe kind I was feeling Saturday and Sunday. In a blog […]

Will It Ever End?

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052020
 

I think most of America has spent the last two days on pins and needles, wondering what was going to happen on Election Day and then how the final count would come out. As of midnight last night, it was still up in the air, although Joe Biden had a commanding lead. But as they […]

Mixed Reactions

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272020
 

When I asked in yesterday’s blog if I should continue to post stories from our previous travels when I don’t have something else to write about, the reaction was mixed. Some readers said that they didn’t really care about the travel stories because they had hung up the keys or else they had already been […]

The Good Years Is Out!

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222020
 

My latest book, The Good Years, book two in the Tinder Street family saga, is now available as an e-book on Amazon. You can find it at this link. There were a few software missteps getting it ready to go, but my wonderful book formatter, Scarlett Braden, got it finished even though she’s in the […]

Another One Done!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142020
 

Yesterday afternoon I finished The Good Years, book two in my Tinder Street historical family saga. I started working on it on July 16 and it came in at 103,289 words. Now on to the proofing/editing stage. Things should go quicker with this book because we tried something different this time around. During the writing […]

And It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 212020
 

Yesterday was another good writing day for me. I cranked out 6,300 words and finished my newest Big Lake book. It came in at 83,265 words and took me three weeks and three days from start to finish. And I wasn’t writing every day. I will spend today and maybe tomorrow reading through it and […]

Worth The Wait

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
May 142020
 

In yesterday’s blog, I told you that Miss Terry was back to her weaving looms after a long hiatus following her implant surgery. I mentioned that she had a couple of projects on the loom that she wanted to finish off before starting something new, and that’s how she spent her day yesterday. And here […]

Six Thousand Words

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
May 122020
 

No, that wasn’t my output in my last writing marathon. Actually, I did 6,150 words on Sunday. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I am referring to the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. And today, I am sharing some pictures of Miss Terry’s output, not mine. While I have […]

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 […]

Aerial Acrobats

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
May 022020
 

There is a huge pine tree across the street from us, and every year since we bought our house, a pair of Osprey have nested there and raised their chicks. They sure can be noisy critters, but we do like watching them and seeing their young as they grow up. Yesterday morning Miss Terry told […]

Happy Birthday Destiny

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182020
 

As I said in a blog post a couple of days ago, our family has a lot of birthdays in April, and today is my granddaughter Destiny’s. Can you believe this beautiful newborn baby is thirteen today? Destiny is a very intelligent, very loving young lady who makes us proud all the time. But she […]

Jan 042020
 

After driving my Mustang to Daytona Beach a few days ago and some running around I did yesterday in it, it now has 840 miles on the odometer. So I was a little distressed to find rust on one of the bolts that holds the driver’s side door hinge to the car. It lives in […]

Taking The Day Off

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302019
 

For the last few days I’ve been working hard on my new Big Lake book, knocking out over 20,000 words in three or four days. Yesterday alone was over 6,000 words. That, coupled with the fact that Miss Terry hasn’t been out of the house much at all since her surgery two weeks ago today […]