Close But No Cigar

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 312022
 

I said in yesterday’s blog that I had written 9,000 words and if I could do the same thing for the next day or two, I would finish my new John Lee book. Well, I had another good writing day, but not quite that good. By the end of the day, I had knocked out […]

Still At It

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 252022
 

I am still at it, cranking away on my next book, which I had hoped to get out by the end of the month. In the last couple of days, I wrote three more chapters numbering between 2,500 and 3,000 words each, which puts me about at the three-quarter mark for the story. I’m hoping […]

Why Not The Rooster?

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092022
 

Thank you to the folks who sent texts or e-mails after reading yesterday’s blog about the frustrating day I had, telling me they hoped Friday would be a better day. Overall it was. I managed to knock out another 3,500 words or so in my new book, and even though my neighbor didn’t make it […]

We Snuck Away

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202022
 

While Terry had a couple of dental appointments this last week, I don’t believe I had been out of the house except to check the mail or check on our citrus trees all week. This allowed me a lot of writing time on my new book, but sometimes I reach the point where I just […]

That Was A Fast Day

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192022
 

Terry had a dentist appointment yesterday morning, and she was up and out the door early. After she left I spent some time answering e-mails, checking the news online to see who we were at war with today, and then settled down to work. I needed to clarify some dates for different incidents in the […]

A 7K Sunday

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252021
 

Don’t let the title of today’s blog fool you. I didn’t run a 7K marathon or do any other kind of running yesterday. Trust me, if you ever see me running, you had better run, too, because there’s something really big and mean behind me! But I did have kind of a marathon writing day, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jul 282019
 

We’ve all heard somebody say you can’t make this stuff up when they come across something that seems so bizarre it can’t be real, but it happens all the time. Sometimes it’s not the things that happen, but the things you hear. Things that make you say, huh? Here are some examples we have heard […]

Nothing Happening Here

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172018
 

I keep hearing from people asking us if we are safe and out of harm’s way from Hurricane Florence. Thank you for your concern, and yes, we are fine. The hurricane made landfall about 550 miles north of us, so except for some high surf it was a nonevent for us. We didn’t even get […]

Hot Pizza And Cool AC

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062018
 

After taking care of the morning’s email, I spent part of the day writing and got in another 3,000 or so words in my new John Lee Quarrels book. Fans of the series keep asking me when it will be ready, and all I can say is that I’m working on it. Books are like […]

Two Special Ladies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202016
 

The first order of business in today’s blog is to wish my two favorite cousins in the world happy birthday, Beverly McKiddy and Berni Frees. They’re not twins or even siblings and their birthdays are a few years apart, but both ladies are very special to me. We wish we could be with both of […]