Up And Out Early

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312021
 

We were up and out the door early yesterday morning, or at least early for us, because I had a doctor’s appointment in Port Orange. The appointment was at 10:15, but I was supposed to be there half an hour early. We left the house a little before nine and arrived at the doctor’s office […]

The Not So Fun Part

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302021
 

I love what I do for a living. I wanted to be an author and a newspaperman ever since I was a kid, and I managed to accomplish both goals. It’s cool to make a living sitting on my butt talking into a microphone, telling stories that end up as books that people want to […]

It Gets Frustrating

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192021
 

Overall, I love my job. I get to stay up late at night, sleep late in the morning, and spend my days sitting on my butt telling stories. It darn sure beats working for a living! But that doesn’t mean it can’t be frustrating at times. Yesterday I started the day close to the halfway […]

Fred Flops

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142021
 

Living in Florida, every time there’s the possibility of a hurricane or bad tropical storm we hear from friends and family members all over the country asking if we are all right, if we have plans to evacuate, and if we don’t, do we have enough supplies to survive in case the power grid goes […]

Aug 092021
 

I am very pleased with the progress of my newest book, Big Lake Shootout. I released it Friday, and yesterday afternoon it was #3,602 of all of the millions of Kindle books on Amazon, #95 on Amazon’s top 100 Hot New Release list for mysteries, and #33 in the top 100 for police procedurals. Thank […]

A Drowned Rat

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072021
 

I started the day yesterday by sending out my free authors’ newsletter announcing the release of Big Lake Shootout to my subscribers. The new book is off to a good start, and I appreciate all of you who bought a copy and are telling your friends and family members about it. You guys are the […]

Aug 062021
 

Yesterday I was formatting the e-book version of Big Lake Shootout, and when I was about halfway through, my darned computer froze up. I had to reboot it before I could work anymore, and since I broke one of my own rules and hadn’t saved very much as I went, I lost about half of […]

A Day Spent Running

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042021
 

With the first rounds of editing and proofreading done, Terry finished her read-through of the manuscript of Big Lake Shootout, and after I made her corrections I sent it off to Roberta to do one final read-through. As soon as I get it back from her I will format and upload the e-book version to […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 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 went to two of your Gypsy Journal rallies and really enjoyed them, […]

And It’s Done

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302021
 

In yesterday’s blog I said I hope to wrap up my newest book, Big Lake Shootout, by the end of the day, and yesterday evening I finished it. I started working on it June 13, and finished July 29, so it took just a little under seven weeks. The book came in at 83,559 words […]

It’s Just Us Again

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112021
 

We had to get up early yesterday morning, something I never like doing. And especially not for the reason we were up. We had to take our daughter Tiffany to the airport in Daytona Beach so she could catch a flight home to Arizona. When we were fulltime RVers and would come to visit, I […]