It’s Not Gonna Work

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032017
 

We made our entire living on the road for over 17 years, publishing the Gypsy Journal and our RV related guidebooks, vending at RV rallies, doing speaking gigs at RV events, blogging, and writing and self-publishing books. So I know little bit about what it takes to make the kind of money required to live […]

So Darned Tired

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022017
 

Terry and I seldom go anywhere on holiday weekends, just to avoid the traffic and the crowds. But this weekend I think we’re going to take it a step further and turn off the telephones, keep the blinds closed, and hibernate until Tuesday, because both of us are just so darn tired. As most of […]

Two For Two

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312017
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that after the air conditioning repair company we called in July never got back to us with an estimate for a new unit, the folks we had come out to get it running again on Tuesday followed through and gave us not one, but three estimates on the spot. That […]

One More Page

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292017
 

I have one more page to put together and then insert a cover photo on the front page and I will be finished with the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Once that’s done, I’ll print it out for Miss Terry to proof a final time, make any necessary corrections, and get it ready to […]

Making Some Headway

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272017
 

My new book, Big Lake Tragedy, went live on Tuesday, and since then most of my time has been occupied on working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. And I’m making some headway. When I knocked off last night about 8 PM, I had 15 pages done out of a total of 44. […]

Aug 242017
 

If you are hanging out on the Texas Gulf Coast right now you should probably either hit the road or batten down the hatches because you’re gonna get wet! The weatherman here in Florida says tropical depression Harvey is headed toward the Texas coast and very likely will increase in strength before it gets there […]

It’s Live!

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232017
 

My latest book, Big Lake Tragedy, is now available as an e-book on Amazon at this link, and if you are a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited you can read it there for free. The book went live around noon yesterday, and by midnight it was ranked #5418 in all of Amazon for paid e-books, and […]

Saved Some Money

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212017
 

Anybody who knows me, or who has ever read this blog or the Gypsy Journal for very long knows that I am about the most un-handy man in the world. Seriously, if you ever see me with a tool in my hand, take it away quickly and scold me before I get into trouble. Because left […]

Getting Closer

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192017
 

Last night Terry finished the editing and first proofing of my new Big Lake book and I made the corrections. Then I sent it off to my other two proofreaders. It should be live sometime early next week. The book came in at just a little under 77,000 words. In looking at my notes, I […]

Watermen’s Museum

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. On a visit to Yorktown, Virginia we discovered the charming little Watermen’s Museum, located on the bank of the York River, almost in the shadow of the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. We love small town museums, and this one was a […]