Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312024
 

Yesterday was another busy day making final corrections to my newest book, Big Lake Accident, and by late in the afternoon I had it formatted and ready to go. I uploaded the e-book version to Amazon at 5:20 PM, and in just over an hour, it was published and available for purchase and for free […]

Mud, Mud, And More Mud

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022024
 

The weatherman didn’t lie Thursday night when he said we had more rain coming our way. It started to come down around midnight and poured most of the night, accompanied by occasional thunder. By morning all the raw dirt in our backyard and pasture from laying the new septic field lines was a sea of […]

A Beautiful Day

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032024
 

Yesterday was such a beautiful day that it was hard to believe that it was only early February. The temperature was in the low 70s, the sky was blue with a few high clouds, and it was too nice a day to spend it inside. I had a few chores I wanted to get done, […]

A Piddling Day

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252023
 

When she doesn’t have any big project to do and is just catching up on little chores around the house, researching things on the Internet, or whatever, Miss Terry calls it piddling. I’m never sure if I should stand back and let her do her thing, or go to the drugstore and buy some Depends, […]

A Few More Days

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242023
 

If the weatherman is to be believed, we should have a few more days of this blistering hot weather with triple-digit temperatures and high humidity before things start to break on Monday or Tuesday. He says that early next week we will see the 80s again, and possibly some rain. I can’t wait. I am […]

Sometime This Evening

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132023
 

Yesterday Terry was busy doing a final editing on my new book, Big Lake Assault, tightening the plot a bit here and there and looking for anything that might have slipped past the several stages of proofreading. While she was doing that, I was making her last-minute corrections and changes. We will finish today, and […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052023
 

Yesterday afternoon I finished Big Lake Assault, the 23rd book in my Big Lake small town mystery series, and my 53rd book overall. It came in at 87,506 words before final editing and proofreading and took just over two months to write. Today I will read through the last two chapters and make any needed corrections […]

Going To Be Busy

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102022
 

I remember my sister complaining once when we were kids that she was bored, and our mother handed her a rag and a can of Pledge and told her to go dust the furniture. Mom said she was never bored because she was always too darn busy to have time for it. If that’s true, […]

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 […]

Jun 212022
 

Two years ago yesterday, when I had the first RF ablations done on the nerves in my left lower back, it was almost instant relief that lasted until recently. I went from using two canes to walk and taking pain meds daily to no canes, no pain meds, and was back out on my kayak […]

Some Assembly Required

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162022
 

Several months ago Terry ordered a Louet Spring II loom, knowing it would be quite a while before it was delivered. It arrived last week while she was busy proofing my new book, The Hard Days, and yesterday was the first chance she had to start putting it together. If I didn’t know that it […]

Proofing And Purging

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112022
 

Yesterday was another very busy day for us. I received the formatted e-book version of my new Tinder Street book, The Hard Years, back from Scarlett and Terry spent the day giving everything one last proofreading, and I was making the corrections she felt were needed. I know you’re probably tired of hearing about all […]

Plugging Away

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 212021
 

I’ve spent the last couple of days plugging away at my new book, Big Lake Ranger, which I had hoped to have out by the end of the month. But I am way behind schedule and I’m not going to make that goal. At least maybe I’ll have it done by the end of the […]

Busy Creating

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252021
 

I had planned on watering our citrus trees and perennial peanut plants yesterday, but sometime early in the morning, we had a pretty good rain and woke up to big puddles in the street, so that saved me one chore. However, it gave us another one to deal with. My Bennington pontoon boat has three […]

Will We Get Lucky?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 202021
 

Are you going to watch the Presidential Inauguration today? We sure plan to. With all of the craziness that has gone on in our country, I don’t think I will breathe a complete sigh of relief until it’s over. A friend told me yesterday that she thinks the whole world will breathe a sigh of […]

Oct 122020
 

For a guy who makes his living with a computer, I am absolutely techno challenged. I know how to turn it on and off, how to write, and how to do some basic photo manipulation, but that’s about it. Saturday night after I had the blog ready to post, I decided to pull up the […]

Feeling Much Better

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302020
 

Thank you, everybody, who sent emails, texts, and Facebook messages expressing their concern after reading yesterday’s blog about me feeling so bad. Several people, including my daughter-in-law, who is a clinical director at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, were afraid I might be coming down with COVID-19. And I admit it crossed my mind, too. […]

Worse By The Day

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022020
 

When I went on a rant about the cavalier attitude of so many over the coronavirus a while back, I said I reserved my right to climb back on my soapbox, and here I am again. The spread of Covid-19 is getting worse by the day, as have the number of casualties. Here in Florida […]

Jan 022019
 

So, how did you start your new year? Nursing a hangover? Watching parades and football games? Doing chores around the house or the RV? Or just enjoying the last day of the holiday season with family and friends? We had a slow start to the new year. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. I […]

Moving Right Along

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182018
 

My newest book, Big Lake Fugitive, is moving right along through the pre-production stages. Terry finished the initial editing and proofreading on Saturday, and yesterday I finished making all of the corrections she suggested. Then I sent it off to my second proofreader. She’s usually pretty quick, and as soon as I get back from […]