Dec 272023
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, now that Jackpot, my new John Lee Quarrels book, is out, I need to start whittling away at a lot of other chores I need to get done that have been sitting on the back burner. The first order of business was to get my free author’s newsletter announcing […]

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, […]

Time To Breathe

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152023
 

The first thing I want to do today is thank Miss Terry, Judy Rinehimer, and Roberta Jensen for all of their hours of hard work editing and proofreading my newest book, Big Lake Assault. Without you dedicated ladies, no book project would ever get done. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all three […]

A Cool Day

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
May 242023
 

I spent much of the day yesterday sending out my free author’s newsletter to my subscribers, announcing my newest book, A Changing World. If you’re not already on the mailing list for the author’s newsletter and would like to be, send me your e-mail address at editor@gypsyjournal.net. I promise not to spam you, and I never […]

Wet And Soggy

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
May 212023
 

A few days ago, Travis and Geli came over and helped me get the mid-mount mower out from under my Kubota tractor and the brush hog mower attached to the three-point hitch on the back of the tractor. Getting everything lined up for the three hitch connections was a challenge, and then, as always, hooking […]

So Much Going On

 Posted by at 1:25 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302022
 

We were up early once again yesterday because we have so much going on right now. This is a trend I need to put a stop to before it becomes a habit I can’t break. 😊 The first order of business was to get our pontoon boat out of the garage and onto the scissor […]

Another Step Done

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182022
 

Note: Several readers who have entered this week’s drawing have reported that they are getting e-mail notices every time somebody else enters. At the bottom of the drawing page, just above the Submit Comment tab, there is a box that they apparently checked that says Notify Me Of New Comments. If this happens to you, you should […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072022
 

Well, I missed my goal of finishing Pucker Factor, my next John Lee Quarrels book, by the end of July. There was just too much going on. But I’m happy to say that I finished it late yesterday afternoon. Today I will make corrections to the final chapters I wrote yesterday and print them out […]

Happy Birthday Geli

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142022
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish our beautiful, talented, highly accomplished, and all-around amazing daughter-in-law Geli a happy birthday. This wonderful lady means so much to us and we love her with all of our hearts. I wish we could be there to share the day with you, Geli, but know […]

My Kind Of Christmas

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262021
 

Yesterday was my kind of Christmas. Terry and I woke up and snuggled in bed for a while, just enjoying each other’s company and the fact that we are together and so much in love. Then our son Travis called from Alabama and we talked for a while. He and his wife Geli are doing […]

Sep 152021
 

In response to questions about my writing, I posted a blog titled A Day In The Life a while back describing a typical day in my life as an author. That blog led to other questions about the process that goes into it all, getting a book from concept to finished and available for my […]

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 […]

Sep 302019
 

Usually when I upload a new book to Amazon it goes live within eight hours, and sometimes much less. As I recall, Big Lake Ninja took about 90 minutes to go live. On one occasion, early on in my self-publishing experience, I seem to recall a book taking 24 hours, but that has been the […]

Sep 282019
 

I’m sorry to have flaked out on everybody and not post a blog yesterday. It’s something I try very hard not to ever allow to happen. But sometimes life gets in the way. When I had my biopsy surgery on Monday, they sent me home with something called Tramadol, which is an opioid-based pain medication. […]

Three In One Day!

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152019
 

Yesterday was a red-letter day for me. I released not one, not two, but three new projects on Amazon! And they all went live within just a few minutes of each other. The first was the long anticipated Big Lake Wedding, the one everybody has been waiting for. Sheriff Weber and Robyn have had their […]