Tractors And Typos

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242024
 

After a light breakfast of berries and cream along with half a bagel yesterday morning, Terry guided me as I backed the tractor off the flatbed trailer. I had left it on overnight after getting back from the dealership for its 50-hour service. After parking the trailer, I spent a couple of hours on the […]

No Offense Taken

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312023
 

It always amazes me that even with all of our multiple steps in editing and proofreading a manuscript, things somehow still manage to slip past us. Four different readers pointed out a couple of typos in my new John Lee Quarrels mystery, Jackpot, and I was able to correct them and upload the revised version. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

January Potpourri

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222020
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Jan 052020
 

As a former newspaperman and an independent book author and self-publisher, I hate typos. But I’ve also been at this game long enough to know that they are a part of life, and no matter how carefully you watch for them, they slip in. I have at least three or four proofreaders for every book […]

More Piddling

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052019
 

Before I do anything today, I want to wish my buddy Greg White a very happy birthday. Why do I think this picture of myself and Greg should be captioned, “What, me worry?” I wish we could be there to spend the day with you, buddy. We are sure looking forward to you and Jan […]