Building Stuff

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 072019
 

Our two Honda EU2200i generators weigh 46.5 pounds empty, and when you add almost a gallon of gasoline, which weighs about 6 pounds, they far exceed the 25 pounds my doctor told me I should limit myself to with my bad back. So moving them around and taking them outside to use is problematic. We […]

Sep 052019
 

As I write this, a little before midnight on Wednesday, I keep thinking about the fact that when I wrote my blog 24 hours ago, Hurricane Dorian was bearing down on us and we didn’t know what the night might bring. What it brought was a lot of wind and a lot of rain, but […]

Another Project Done

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
May 192018
 

My goal on Thursday was to get another 5,000 words done on my new Big Lake book since I’m behind schedule and trying to catch up. But it always seems like when I’m in a situation like that the gremlins go to work overtime. My Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation program suddenly began putting the type on […]

Dec 032017
 

Miss Terry was busy editing and proofing my new book yesterday and I didn’t have anything to do. So when my buddy Jim Lewis invited me over to check out the trailer he had bought for his Old Town Predator PDL kayak, I told him I was on my way. The pedal-powered Predator PDL is […]

10 Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152016
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here, usually because they are ones I receive more than once from different people. Q. Now that you and Terry have bought a […]

Jul 282015
 

Yesterday was pretty much a stay at home day for us. Terry is working on a new weaving project that is coming out great and I was writing. In the last three days I knocked out another 6,000 words or so to my next Big Lake book and the end is near, as the doomsayers […]

They Come, They Go

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102015
 

We have been on the go a lot lately, so when we awoke to a heavy overcast yesterday morning, we decided that it would be a good day to stay at home. I had a lot of writing to do and Terry wanted to plan her next weaving project. Except for the fact that we […]

A Milestone

 Posted by at 1:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042015
 

I hit a milestone yesterday, 500 reviews of the original Big Lake book on Amazon, and it’s still going strong with a four star rating. Thank you to everybody who has read the book, posted reviews, and told their friends about it. You all have helped make my dreams come true. I’ve spent the last […]

My Lucky Day

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282015
 

I guess yesterday was my lucky day. I started out with several very nice reviews for Big Lake and for Big Lake Burning, the first and latest books in my Big Lake mystery series. Reviews are very important to authors in terms of marketing our books, and positive reviews are especially nice both for sales […]

Number 1!!!!!

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082014
 

If you heard a lot of excited and happy shouting coming from my direction yesterday, I had a good reason. A very good reason! As I’ve told you the last couple of days, I’m running a special on Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series, this week. It’s free on Amazon […]