Another One Done!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142020
 

Yesterday afternoon I finished The Good Years, book two in my Tinder Street historical family saga. I started working on it on July 16 and it came in at 103,289 words. Now on to the proofing/editing stage. Things should go quicker with this book because we tried something different this time around. During the writing […]

And It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 212020
 

Yesterday was another good writing day for me. I cranked out 6,300 words and finished my newest Big Lake book. It came in at 83,265 words and took me three weeks and three days from start to finish. And I wasn’t writing every day. I will spend today and maybe tomorrow reading through it and […]

Worth The Wait

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
May 142020
 

In yesterday’s blog, I told you that Miss Terry was back to her weaving looms after a long hiatus following her implant surgery. I mentioned that she had a couple of projects on the loom that she wanted to finish off before starting something new, and that’s how she spent her day yesterday. And here […]

Six Thousand Words

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
May 122020
 

No, that wasn’t my output in my last writing marathon. Actually, I did 6,150 words on Sunday. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I am referring to the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. And today, I am sharing some pictures of Miss Terry’s output, not mine. While I have […]

May 042020
 

Terry and I were talking about this whole self-isolation thing last night. Except for a couple of trips to the grocery store and one to our accountant’s office in mid-April, we have not left the house except for one afternoon when we spent a couple of hours alone on a fishing pier. Nobody’s been in […]

Aerial Acrobats

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
May 022020
 

There is a huge pine tree across the street from us, and every year since we bought our house, a pair of Osprey have nested there and raised their chicks. They sure can be noisy critters, but we do like watching them and seeing their young as they grow up. Yesterday morning Miss Terry told […]

Happy Birthday Destiny

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182020
 

As I said in a blog post a couple of days ago, our family has a lot of birthdays in April, and today is my granddaughter Destiny’s. Can you believe this beautiful newborn baby is thirteen today? Destiny is a very intelligent, very loving young lady who makes us proud all the time. But she […]

Jan 042020
 

After driving my Mustang to Daytona Beach a few days ago and some running around I did yesterday in it, it now has 840 miles on the odometer. So I was a little distressed to find rust on one of the bolts that holds the driver’s side door hinge to the car. It lives in […]

Taking The Day Off

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302019
 

For the last few days I’ve been working hard on my new Big Lake book, knocking out over 20,000 words in three or four days. Yesterday alone was over 6,000 words. That, coupled with the fact that Miss Terry hasn’t been out of the house much at all since her surgery two weeks ago today […]

A Very Quiet Christmas

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262019
 

I hope everybody had a very Merry Christmas . How did you spend your holiday? Visiting family? At an RV park Christmas dinner? Did you go out to eat someplace? We had a very quiet Christmas here at home, just the two of us. We started the day snuggling in bed like we always do, […]

Just Hanging Out

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212019
 

Terry is still in the recovery stage from her Medtronics implant and doing well overall. She only took one or two pain pills in the first day or two after the surgery, and since then unless she moves wrong or bumps into something, or more likely me bumping into her, things aren’t too bad. But […]

Dec 132019
 

Well, if you tried to log onto the blog yesterday and got the same darned Adobe flash pop-up or another from Google Play Protect if you were on a smart phone or tablet, you know that all of the hours I spent on the phone with Go Daddy’s tech support on Wednesday accomplished absolutely nothing. […]

Fat Guy In A Hot Place

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
May 312019
 

It’s been in the low to mid-90s for days now, and the humidity has kicked in to add to the discomfort. Florida is not a good place to be a fat man this time of year. But it has convinced me I need to change my ways and clean up my act, because obviously I […]

May 152019
 

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 […]

She’s Doing Great

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 042019
 

We spent several hours at the rehab facility with Beverly yesterday as they put her through her paces and showed us how much progress she has made since her major surgery last week, and explained what the follow-up plan is when she is released from the hospital next week. From everything I can see, she […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 032019
 

With everything that has been going on in our lives lately there has not been a lot of time for writing or weaving, or much of anything else. But while Beverly has been in the hospital things are not quite as busy. We make the trip over to see her two or three times a […]

Soon, I Promise

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092019
 

I have received a number of emails and messages wanting to know when my new John Lee Quarrels book, Sweet Tea And Jesus, will be out. It’s with the final proofreader and I expect to get back from her at any time. As soon as she does, I will make any final corrections she pointed […]

Going Nonstop

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202019
 

Between catching up on a ton of email that accumulated while we were on the road to Arizona and back, working on a new John Lee Quarrels book, getting my cousin Beverly settled in and arranging for the things she needs, and setting up doctor appointments for her and for us, it feels like we […]

Jan 222019
 

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 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 […]