It’s Big!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202020
 

Terry has been a bit under the weather the last few days, but that did not stop her from finishing weaving this beautiful blanket she made for our granddaughter Destiny. It is 100% pure Shetland wool and big, measuring 52×80 inches before the finishing and final processing. I love the colors and patterns. This was […]

Where Did The Time Go?

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102020
 

Where did the time go? Can you believe that it will be Christmas in only fifteen days now? And that three weeks from today we can finally say goodbye to 2020, a year that I think we can all agree really sucked. I just hope that when 2021 rolls around and hears us complaining about […]

One’s On The Way

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 092020
 

I stole today’s blog title from an old Loretta Lynn song, and I think it’s kind of appropriate. I told you last week that I got Terry an AeroGarden as an early Christmas present, and she got it all set up and ready to go. And one of the seed pods that she planted in […]

Dec 072020
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, Saturday night I uploaded the ebook version of Big Lake Hoarder to Amazon. I said then that while Amazon always warns that it can be as much as 72 hours for a book to go live, the longest it has taken for one of my books is about 24 […]

Watering And Writing

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102020
 

That’s pretty much what I’ve been up to the last few days, watering the new plants we put in and writing my next Big Lake book. As I said in a blog the other day, our yard guy didn’t realize the perennial peanut plants we put in were supposed to be there. He thought they […]

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 […]

Tuesday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212020
 

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. I have three 12-volt batteries in my motorhome to power the things inside […]

Wrapping Up Details

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292020
 

I want to start off today’s blog by saying a big thank you to so many people who already purchased Big Lake Quarterback, shared links to the book with your friends on social media, and sent me messages telling me they already purchased the book and are reading it. Yesterday afternoon, 24 hours after it […]

Trip Q&A

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062019
 

I have received quite a few questions about our trip to Ohio and thought I’d answer a few of them in today’s blog. Q. Why did you wait until it got cold up north to go up there instead of making the trip earlier in the year when it was so hot in Florida? A. […]

Oct 252019
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our dear friend Jan White a happy birthday. When we were fulltime RVers we had many adventures with Jan and her husband Greg from coast to coast. And they were very instrumental in making our Gypsy Journal rallies a success. Whatever needed doing, anything from collecting […]

October Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062019
 

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. You said your daughter is flying in to visit you. As I recall […]

Sep 292019
 

After spending a few hours making the last corrections suggested by my proofreaders, at 3:43 yesterday afternoon I hit Publish on Dead Romeos, my seventh John Lee Quarrels mystery and my 38th book. It came in at 85,225 words, making it my third longest book, with only Big Lake Lynching at 100,113 words and Black […]

Two Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222019
 

Yesterday afternoon my second proofreader finished Dead Romeos, and this morning I will make her corrections, then send it on to my last proofreader. With any luck at all, the book should be out by the end of this coming week. I know many writers who seem to agonize over every page of a manuscript […]

I Kept My Head Down

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142019
 

“Keep your head down or you’ll get it blown off!” I can’t tell you how many times I heard drill sergeants and platoon leaders scream that at young soldiers when I was in Basic and Advanced Infantry Training. It’s a lesson that served me well and that I never forgot. It kind of goes along […]

At The Speed Of Sludge

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032019
 

For over 24 hours Hurricane Dorian has been moving (or not moving) at the speed of sludge over the Bahamas. For a good part of yesterday its westward speed was only one mile per hour. While that’s good for the people here in Florida who are in no hurry to deal with it, it’s terrible […]

Thursday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012019
 

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. In January we purchased a new 2019 Fleetwood Discovery 44 foot diesel motorhome […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122019
 

Yesterday was a crazy busy day. Just as promised, Wednesday evening the final proofreader finished Big Lake Ninja and sent the manuscript back to me so I could start working on it yesterday morning. Unfortunately, lately my back has been giving me a lot of problems again, so Wednesday night I could hardly sleep. No […]

Jul 102019
 

And some days you’re the bug. I definitely knew which one I was yesterday. It was just one of those days. It started out on a good note. After Miss Terry made a delicious breakfast of made from scratch blueberry pancakes (that’s the only way Terry cooks; from scratch), I answered a bunch of email, […]

I’ll Get To Them

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302019
 

I still have several stories to share with you from our trip to Alabama and Georgia a couple of weeks ago but they are going to require quite a bit of time to write and to sort through all the photographs to decide which ones to use. I’ve been busy working on trying to get […]

What’s Up, Doc?

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292019
 

Yesterday I had an appointment with my civilian primary care doctor for a routine checkup and to review some lab work I had done last week. After reviewing everything from the labs and checking my heart and blood pressure, she says I’m in darned good shape for a fat old guy. All of my numbers; […]