Oct 232019
 

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 […]

October Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062019
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. You said your daughter is flying in to visit you. As I recall […]

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 […]

A Man With Integrity

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012019
 

One of the most frustrating things about being a homeowner here in Volusia County, Florida, is getting anybody to show up when you call a handyman or a repair person. They all advertise that they want the work, they all tell you how good they are and make you lots of promises about coming by […]

Sep 302019
 

Usually when I upload a new book to Amazon it goes live within eight hours, and sometimes much less. As I recall, Big Lake Ninja took about 90 minutes to go live. On one occasion, early on in my self-publishing experience, I seem to recall a book taking 24 hours, but that has been the […]

Sep 292019
 

After spending a few hours making the last corrections suggested by my proofreaders, at 3:43 yesterday afternoon I hit Publish on Dead Romeos, my seventh John Lee Quarrels mystery and my 38th book. It came in at 85,225 words, making it my third longest book, with only Big Lake Lynching at 100,113 words and Black […]

Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252019
 

Things seem to be getting back to normal around here. Monday I was pretty much lost in a daze caused by the anesthetic and pain meds I was given at the hospital. But I woke up clear-headed on Tuesday and ready to get some work done. When I left the hospital, the doctor gave me […]

Sep 242019
 

Thank you to everybody who sent text messages and posted on Facebook wishing me well during my procedure yesterday. Everything went fine and now we just wait for the results. We had to be at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning for my biopsies and neither one of us got much sleep the night […]

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 […]

Sep 202019
 

Except for vegetables. I hate those darn things. Oh, and scuba diving. I won’t do that. I saw Jaws. Or craft beer. I don’t drink any kind of alcohol, but if I did, it would not be some kind of snooty craft beer. Nope, it would have to be Budweiser or Coors. A working man’s […]