Sep 162019
 

Well, I said I was going to do it and I did. I sat down at my computer yesterday and started working my way toward the end of my new book, Dead Romeos, and except for a few breaks to get up and move around a little bit, and go to the bathroom, I kept […]

I Kept My Head Down

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142019
 

“Keep your head down or you’ll get it blown off!” I can’t tell you how many times I heard drill sergeants and platoon leaders scream that at young soldiers when I was in Basic and Advanced Infantry Training. It’s a lesson that served me well and that I never forgot. It kind of goes along […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012019
 

As I had hoped, I finished my new book, Big Lake Ninja, yesterday afternoon. I started it on May 1st and finished June 30, exactly two months later. It might have been done sooner but we took a week or so off to visit my son and his wife in Alabama during that time. You […]

I’ll Get To Them

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302019
 

I still have several stories to share with you from our trip to Alabama and Georgia a couple of weeks ago but they are going to require quite a bit of time to write and to sort through all the photographs to decide which ones to use. I’ve been busy working on trying to get […]

Jun 022019
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, we had planned to stay home on Friday so I could get some writing done and Miss Terry could get back to her latest long-delayed weaving project. But then we ran out to do a couple of errands and the day got away from us. So we didn’t accomplish […]

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 […]

Is It Monday Yet?

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212019
 

Most working people dread Monday morning because it is the start of another long work week. Mondays don’t bother me because I work every day of the week. Some days I work more than others, but every day I at least write a blog, and I am usually working on a book, or working on […]

Greg Fixed It

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102018
 

Thank you to everybody who was patient with the problems I was having with yesterday’s blog. After getting some sleep, yesterday morning I tried to correct some places in the blog where the text was running together to form one long word that some people were getting, but not everybody. I’m not sure what caused […]

Nov 042018
 

No, I’m not talking about that show with the nerdy scientists and the hot blonde chick, this was another kind of big bang. I had just finished proofing the last couple of chapters I wrote in my new book Big Lake Wedding yesterday afternoon about 2 PM and decided to go out and check the […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 232018
 

When I was a teenager my father once told me that if you can find a job you love that you can’t wait to get to every morning, it doesn’t matter how much you get paid. I have been very blessed, because for most of my working life I have done just that. Something else […]

A Do-Nothing Day

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202018
 

Yesterday was pretty much a do-nothing day for me. I don’t know if I was still feeling the effects of my medical marijuana overdose, or if I was just lazy (which could very well be the case), but whatever the reason, I just didn’t have any energy or any interest in doing anything. I did […]

Another Ring

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202018
 

Okay, I have sat here quietly doing my thing for months now and I haven’t whined or sniveled once about the weather. But I’ve about reached my limit with it. I really, really wish it would start cooling down. Instead, in the last week the temperature has gotten even hotter, hovering at and even exceeding […]

Is It Monday?

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272018
 

For some reason it seemed like a very long weekend to both of us, and more than once we found ourselves checking our cell phones for the date or asking each other what day it was. I guess that’s one of the great things about being semi-retired. Except for the occasional doctor’s appointment, we don’t […]

Jun 082018
 

Another strong round of thunderstorms came through the area yesterday, which cooled things down a bit but made it impossible to do anything outside. But that’s okay, I had plenty to do to keep me busy inside. I spent much of the day writing and knocked out a little over 5,000 words in my new […]

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 […]

Mid-Day Sneak Away

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
May 042018
 

One of the nice things about being an independent author who works from home is that I can set my own schedule. There are days when I spend long hours at the keyboard, only taking occasional breaks for a snack and for dinner, and there are days when we have other things going on and […]

Nov 142017
 

Most of my time lately has been spent researching and writing, and I am just a little over 30,000 words into my newest book, Big Lake Snowdaze. And as so often happens when I’m working on a book, the story is going off in a direction I did not see coming. I think it’s going […]

Me And The Dragon

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052017
 

Because I have arthritis in my hands, typing can become painful after a while for me. So two years ago I bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, and it has really increased my ability to churn out a lot of words in a day. I’m a two finger typist at best, and on a good day I […]

Beaches And Treehouses

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 032017
 

In two days of writing, I’m somewhere over 5,000 words into my newest Big Lake mystery novel. I didn’t get anything done on it yesterday because we had some errands to run, but just because you’re running errands doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time, right? Our first stop of the day was at […]

We Are Humbled

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312017
 

To say that we are humbled by the many, many responses we got after our announcement that this was the last issue of the Gypsy Journal would be an understatement. All day long yesterday I answered emails and texts and Facebook messages, and read comments on the blog from so many people thanking us for […]