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 […]

Nothing Changes

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172021
 

When I wrote that I was ordering a new truck a while back, someone asked if I had considered the Ford Lightning, their new electric pickup. No, it wouldn’t meet my needs at this time. But it’s interesting seeing all of the feedback on electric cars on social media. I can’t count the number of […]

Nobody Reads Anymore

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302021
 

As an author, and as someone who loves to read, I am constantly perplexed why anybody would not want to. And sometimes it’s depressing. All that time spent sitting in a classroom learning how to read, and so few actually do it. When we were traveling on the road as fulltime RVers publishing the Gypsy […]

Dec 082020
 

Miss Terry has put a lot of her things on hold the last few weeks to help me get my new book, Big Lake Hoarder, out. She is my first editor and proofreader, and I would be ashamed to send the first draft of a manuscript to Judy and Roberta, my other proofreaders, until Terry […]

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 […]

Aug 032020
 

We had not expected much from Hurricane Isaias, and as it turned out, we were right. When we went to bed about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, they were still calling it a Category One hurricane. But when we woke up yesterday morning, it had been downgraded to a tropical storm. We got a little bit […]

What Day Is It?

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012020
 

Am I the only one losing track of the days? As I was writing today’s blog, I planned to tell people that today was their last chance to enter our free drawing and that the winner would be drawn Sunday evening. Then I thought, “didn’t I write that last night?” Yes, I did, on Saturday […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092020
 

I’ll tell you what, self-isolating may not be very exciting for some people but it sure has helped me get a lot of work done. Yesterday I beat my own personal record. I started working at noon and by the time I knocked off at 6:15 I had written (actually dictated) 12,050 words, and I […]

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 […]

Aug 192019
 

RVers love blogging! These electronic newsletters provide us with a way to share our traveling adventures with our friends and families back home, and to keep in touch with other RVers we meet along the way. It’s also a diary of our daily lives  and a way to look back  on our adventures. Blogs allow […]

Jul 282018
 

My e-mail inbox kept filling up yesterday, and I can’t count the number of texts and Facebook messages I received from people, either telling me that the mail forwarding service My Dakota Address in Madison, South Dakota had stopped sending mail as of the 26th and announced that they were going out of business, or […]

Finally

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162018
 

I guess if you raise enough hell on social media and in a blog it gets things done, since yesterday we received our long awaited refund from SimpliSafe for the alarm system we returned weeks ago. It’s about time. The refund will just about cover the cost of all the material we bought to finish […]

Sorry To Disappoint

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132014
 

It seems like I’ve been spending a lot of time telling people no lately, and as much as I try to be accommodating to others whenever I can, I know that I’ve disappointed some folks. In the last two days alone, four different people have asked if Terry or I would look at their book […]

Feb 252013
 

Don’t tell Miss Terry, because I don’t want to disillusion her of the notion, but I really don’t know everything there is to know about everything in the world. There are a lot of things I just don’t understand. I tried to watch the Daytona 500 yesterday, but after fifteen minutes of watching rednecks driving […]