The Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182020
 

Writing and storytelling have always come naturally to me, so while I know authors who complain about writer’s block, it’s not something I’ve ever experienced myself. That may be because of my years in the small town newspaper business, where you had to get an edition out on the street, and you couldn’t fill it […]

Maybe Yes, Maybe No

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122019
 

I spent another three hours on the phone with Go Daddy yesterday, the first hour just trying to get to someone who actually cared about helping me. But I think it was worth the wait because eventually I was connected to a young man named David Pozos. I explained all of the problems I had […]

Apr 192018
 

When we were searching for our retirement home, we knew it had to be in a community located close to the beach. The beach is our place to go and let our souls relax from the cares of the world. It has a calming effect on both Terry and me like no place else. Plus, […]

Okay, Enough Already!

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112017
 

We love our home here on Florida’s central coast. We really do. We’ve got plenty of room for all of our activities, from Terry’s huge weaving room to my snug little office, a garage that is large enough to hold all of our toys and then some, and we are just minutes from the beach. […]

You’ve Got Mail

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242017
 

If you are a Gypsy Journal subscriber, check your e-mail. Yesterday morning I made the final corrections after Terry proofread the new issue, then I uploaded it to our web server and sent the link out to our subscribers. Today I will be sending out renewal notices to subscribers who are up for renewal. It’s […]

We Needed A Play Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022016
 

We needed a play day, and we decided yesterday was it. So instead of writing or weaving, or any of the things we have been doing a lot of lately, we spent the day browsing a couple of the antique malls here in Elkhart. This is always an interesting experience for me, because I see […]

A Short, Easy Move

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142016
 

When we arrived at Elkhart Campground on Saturday afternoon, owner Gita Patel had told us they had a big rally coming in so she was going to park us on one full hookup 50 amp site until Monday (yesterday), and then we would have to move to another site that was currently occupied, where we […]

Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 082016
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there in RV blog land! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 25 years since my own dear mother passed away and I miss her every day. Do your mom and yourself both a favor and be sure to spend […]

Writing And Weaving

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072016
 

We’ve been on the go a lot lately so we spent the weekend at home writing (me) and weaving (Miss Terry). I did nearly 7,000 words on my new Big Lake book and it’s all starting to come together for the wrap up. I never know exactly how many words one of my novels is […]

Will It Ever End?

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042016
 

Will the wind and cold ever end? This is Arizona, darn it, not Minnesota! The wind has been rocking our motorhome so much you would think a couple of 20-somethings on their honeymoon were inside, not a couple of old farts like us. And that only adds to the cold. How cold is it? It […]

Rainy Day Writing

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132015
 

There’s no better way to spend a cold rainy day then writing, and yesterday was a perfect day for it. It never got above the low 50s and it rained off and on until sometime in the late afternoon. The only time I went outside all day was to close our gray water valve so […]

Jul 122015
 

Yesterday was a gray, dreary day with light showers on and off all day long. It would have been a good day to sleep in, then spend the rest of our time writing and weaving, and that’s what we had planned on doing. But we had a change of plans. As I said in yesterday’s […]

Sep 262014
 

It has been gray and rainy the last two days, which is perfect for four things – writing, weaving, napping, and eating a batch of fresh hot chocolate chip cookies. Well, we batted about 50-50 on all that. I got a lot of writing done on my next Big Lake book and the story is […]

Jul 242014
 

The weatherman was predicting thunderstorms, some potentially severe, for us yesterday. But the storm came and went before we even got out of bed. It rained off and on all night long, sometimes pretty hard, but by the time we were up and dressed it was just overcast with a few scattered sprinkles during the […]

Jul 132014
 

Yesterday was hot and muggy. It almost felt like you could cut the air with a knife. It was a good day for writing and that’s pretty much what I did all day, knocking out another 4,500 words in my new book. I really want to get it done by the end of the month […]

Jun 052014
 

Okay, I can’t really fish from our motorhome’s front door but we had so much rain yesterday that I wouldn’t have been surprised to see the occasional carp swim past. It started raining sometime in the wee hours of the morning and was pretty much nonstop most of the day. A few times it came […]

More Tests

 Posted by at 3:29 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252013
 

We had a quiet weekend. I spent most of it writing while Terry caught up on her shopping, the laundry, and worked away at the pile of paperwork that seems to grow all by itself overnight in spite of her never ending efforts. She’s also been proofing my newest book as I go, a couple […]

Feb 182013
 

Saturday night was very cold and I don’t think it got much over the high 50s yesterday. So it was a good day for staying home and writing. So that’s what I did, knocking out about 4,000 words in my current work in progress. It was one of those perfect writing days when the words […]

Back To Work

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312013
 

The last couple of days have been beautiful here in central Florida, with highs in the mid-80s and overnight lows in the upper 50s, and lots of blue sky. But a cold front is moving in and the next two days will only get up into the mid-60s, with overnight lows in the upper 30s. […]

Crunching Words

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252013
 

After being up so early two mornings in a row, yesterday we spoiled ourselves and slept in, then spent an hour or so cuddling and talking before we got up. Those special times we give ourselves, before we get distracted by e-mail and phone calls and everything else, are our private little treasures. I spent […]