Rednecks And Rockets

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122019
 

Well, it took a few days longer than expected, but I think (hope) it was worth the wait. I got the manuscript back from my third and final proofreader yesterday morning, made the necessary corrections, and about 2 PM I uploaded it to Amazon. I never know when a book is going to go live […]

Nov 252016
 

In Wednesday’s blog we discussed ways RVers can make money with a computer as they travel the country. Here is a second helping of ways that different RVers we know or have met are earning a full or part time income with their computers. Affiliate Marketing – There are many different affiliate marketing websites online […]

May 312016
 

For the most part, the weather has been pretty good here in Florida all winter and we have dodged the worst of the storms that did come through. When we were at the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve in Clermont they were getting hit hard down in the Tampa Bay area. Then, when we spent a […]

Sponge Town

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222016
 

Even workaholics need a day off now and then, so when our pal Chris Yust told us that she and Charles were taking yesterday off to go play and that Miss Terry and I were going to do the same thing, who was I to argue? They picked us up a little before 10 o’clock […]

Frustration City

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052016
 

Yesterday was a busy day, much of it spent in Frustration City. You know that place, right? It’s where all of the bureaucrats and idiots of the world work. And I talked to a bunch of them! I get my medical care through the Veterans Administration (VA) Health System, and my primary care provider is […]

Book Yes, Dish No

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172016
 

By working pretty much nonstop except to sleep, Terry finished proofing and editing Big Lake Brewpub yesterday afternoon. I was busy making corrections as she did, and had them finished and sent it off to my second proofreader yesterday evening. Now she’ll do her thing and get it back to me and I’ll make those […]

Another Book Done

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132016
 

I finished my newest book, Big Lake Brewpub, yesterday afternoon and started giving it a read through, tweaking things here and there. I’ll finish with that today and then turn it over to Miss Terry for the first round of editing and proofing. When she is done with that I’ll make the necessary revisions and […]

We Are Fine

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252016
 

We had a lot of e-mails and Facebook posts yesterday from people asking if we were okay. Yes, we’re fine, and we appreciate your concern. The bad weather that hammered much of the southeast Tuesday missed us here in central Florida. We got some rain, but that was about it. We have some of the […]

Any Minute Now

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202015
 

Yesterday was another stay at home day for us because we had a lot to get done. Terry finished two scarves she was weaving, then set up a new project on her loom. She’s working hard to get a lot of Christmas gifts done in the time we have left but she seems to be […]

Dec 182015
 

As much as I’m sure she would’ve preferred to be weaving, Terry spent a lot of time this last week getting my new book, Black Friday, proofed. Yesterday I finished the last of the corrections and revisions she suggested, then sent it off to my cousin Beverly down in Tucson so she could give it […]

Enough Already!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162015
 

Okay, I’ve tried to be nice about it and just snivel and whine, but that hasn’t helped. The warmest it got was 50° yesterday, and it got down into the 20s last night here in Apache Junction. Just like it did the night before, and just like it’s supposed to do tonight. If I see […]

Black Friday Is Done

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142015
 

No, not that crazy shopping day that happens when everybody should be home sleeping off their Thanksgiving dinner, I’m talking about my new book Black Friday, which I finished yesterday and Miss Terry is busily proofing. When she is finished with that it will go to my next proofreader, and with any luck at all […]

Putting In Time

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092015
 

Now that the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is at the printers and the digital edition has been sent out to all of our subscribers, we’re just putting in time waiting for the printed issue to get shipped back to us. But that’s okay, sometimes it’s nice not to have anything on our schedule […]

Dragons And Inkles

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062015
 

Longtime readers may remember that I tried to use Dragon Dictate speech to text software to write my books off and on for over three years on my iMac and found it a total waste of time. It was so slow and had so many errors that even though I’m a slow two-finger typist, I […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202015
 

Not every day can be all fun and games. As much as we love kites and kite flying, we didn’t go to the kite festival yesterday. We had some other things on our agenda. Cleo Collette has been a Gypsy Journal subscriber for almost as long as we’ve been in business. She was a fulltime […]

Off To See The Printer

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172015
 

Yesterday we put the final touches on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and after Miss Terry proofed it I sent it off to our printer back in Michigan. Well, I didn’t send it, I actually uploaded it to their web server. They’ll print it this coming week and get it shipped back to […]

One Bridge Away

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152015
 

We had hoped to go flying yesterday but it was a cold gray day and looked like it might rain at any minute. So we took that activity off the table. Instead, after running to the post office to mail out some orders, I came back home and started working on my next book. Yes, […]

That Makes Eight

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072015
 

Tuesday evening I finished polishing Big Lake Reckoning and printed it out for Miss Terry to start the editing and proofing process. Once she’s done and I make the needed corrections it moves on to the second proofreader. Meanwhile, my cover artist, Elizabeth Mackey, is working on some design ideas. It should all come together […]

Aug 022015
 

No, not the motorhome, although it’s in dire need of a bath. Unfortunately, none of the RV parks here on the Oregon coast where we have been staying allow you to wash your rig on site, and none of them have a mobile washing outfit that comes in. And I have not found a Blue […]