The Well-Fed Author

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072022
 

Yesterday was another very good writing day for me. I started out by making the corrections Roberta had suggested after she proofread the last four chapters of Pucker Factor. Then I went through and made a couple of changes to some things in the plot that had been bothering me to avoid confusion on a […]

Jul 062022
 

We were up earlier than usual yesterday because Terry had an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, about 90 miles north of us. It being the day after the Independence Day holiday, we thought there might be a lot of traffic on Interstate 95, so we left a half-hour earlier than we normally do. […]

Feb 162022
 

I spent most of yesterday working on my new Tinder Street book and managed to get in somewhere around 3,500 words, along with doing some more research as I went. I plan to be back at it today and hopefully get a couple more chapters done. After reading Sunday’s blog, in which I said that […]

A Busy Week

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272022
 

It’s been a busy week for us, and we’re not done yet. On Monday we had appointments at LabCorp to get blood draws for routine upcoming appointments with our primary care doctor. The lab is only a couple of miles from the house, and we were in and out pretty quickly. Like every place seems […]

Dec 102021
 

Yesterday morning we were up early, or at least early for us, and busy all day. Because I write late into the evening sometimes and don’t post my blog until after midnight, we seldom get to bed before 2 AM, and seldom get up before 10 AM. But yesterday we were up at 8:30 because […]

Back To Work

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Main Dish
Sep 302021
 

Well, my latest book, Ka-Bar Karma, is out and doing well on Amazon, and I’ve goofed off as long as I can so it’s time to get back to work. As I said a while back, the normal progression of my writing schedule would be to write the fourth book in my Tinder Street series […]

A Personal Record?

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 282021
 

Thank you to everybody who posted blog comments or sent e-mails or Facebook messages hoping Terry and I were feeling better. The headache is gone for me and I’m doing much better. Terry is still sore from her procedure and will be for a while, but every day is a new day and one step […]

A Rough Few Days

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272021
 

It’s been a rough few days for us, which is why I have been re-posting old blogs about our travels as fulltime RVers for the last couple of days. But I do that occasionally anyhow because lots of new readers missed all of those travels and tell me they like hearing about them. And some […]

Jul 222021
 

Terry had a routine appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville yesterday afternoon to check on her Interstim device and to meet her new doctor. Everything looks good and we really like the new doctor, who is very down to earth and has a great sense of humor. She took the time to listen to […]

First Time In A Year

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 102021
 

Terry had an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville yesterday afternoon for a CT scan, a follow-up to her appointment she had last week. This is just routine and something that will continue due to the intense radiation damage she suffered during her cancer treatment 20 years ago. Her appointment was at 3 o’clock, […]

We’ve Been Busy

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042021
 

We have been keeping busy the last few days so I thought I would give you an update on the things happening around our little corner of the world. Terry had a follow-up appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville on Tuesday afternoon. Along the way, we stopped at Mullinax Ford in New Smyrna Beach […]

It Was A Quick Winter

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022021
 

I know a lot of people up north are still dealing with snow and cold and all that nonsense, but it’s been a quick winter for us here on the Central Florida coast. During the 28 days of February, the weatherman says it was 80° or warmer for 16 of those days. Yesterday was pushing […]

A Good Report

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222020
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, Terry had an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville as a follow-up to her Interstim implant. We timed it just right, scoring a parking spot in the often crowded campus just a few feet from the door, stopping in the lobby to have our temperatures taken and answered […]

Mar 062020
 

Because we had a long day yesterday, this will be a short blog today. Sorry about that. We were up early because we had to drive to Jacksonville for two appointments Miss Terry had at the Mayo Clinic. The weatherman had been predicting rain and the possibility of some severe storms in our area, part […]

Slowly But Surely

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 202020
 

I would love to be able to tell you that the first round of editing and proofing my new book is done and it’s off to the second proofreader today. That was the plan going into the weekend, but we discovered that when I narrated so much of the book into my digital recorder some […]

22 Years

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 162020
 

Today is a very special day for us. It’s our 22nd wedding anniversary. That’s right, this beautiful lady who shares my life e and makes it better in every possible way, has been putting up with my nonsense for over two decades now. Honestly, I don’t know how or why she does it. I know […]

Call Me Christopher

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272019
 

From now on, you can call me Christopher, as in Christopher Columbus. You know, the guy who thought he was going one place and ended up somewhere else entirely and got credit for a discovery that he may or may not have been the first to stumble upon. Because I have made a discovery myself. […]

Wow, I Never Do That!

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242019
 

I am glad I got almost 10,000 words done in my new Big Lake book over the weekend because I needed to make some headway on it. I originally had hoped to have it done in December, but with all the running we had to do back and forth to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville […]

Love Has No Boundaries

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192019
 

I witnessed something the other day that has stuck with me and reminds me that love really does know no boundaries. I thought I’d tell you about it today. I was in the waiting room at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville while Terry was in surgery and there were three people sitting near me, a man […]

Dec 182019
 

First of all, thanks to so many of you who sent messages and emails wishing Terry well and hoping for a speedy recovery. 30 hours after her surgery we are home and she is doing fantastic. When she had her temporary implant done two weeks ago at Mayo, they gave her a prescription for 10 […]