Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vacation without a Schedule

Last week I took a holiday from work-a much needed break from the everyday grind.  It always amazes me when I take those types of weeks, weeks without scheduling anything, that suddenly I have a lot to do!  But last week was a good one.

You can never fit in everything you'd like to do. I wanted to visit my daughter (she lives an hour away). I wanted to visit my son (he lives three hours away). I wanted to get more chapters down of the latest work in process. I wanted to visit my folks. I had chores around the house that I'd been putting off. I did schedule a day away with my sister. See? and suddenly a "free" week isn't so free anymore. And yet, by the end of the week, I'd finally achieved my main objective. Let go of the stress and breathe. (Thanks to my sister for a relaxing day at the lake).

I did manage to squeeze in some extra writing time. I'm on the last third of the work in process - this is another milestone that slows me down. There's a little bit of not wanting to say goodbye to the characters, knowing that you're nearly done with them (although I may have mentioned this story lends itself easily to a series!), and a little bit of writing the climax of the story, which can be challenging as far as pacing. You don't want to go too fast through it, you don't want to drag it out. I guess that means I got down the chapters I needed to while I was on holiday from the day job. So mission accomplished there!

All in all, it was a nice vacation. That being said, there is still so much that I need/want to do!


  1. I'm sure it was a much needed break from the routine. We all need that sometimes to refresh us.

  2. Yes it was! And as my consolation prize for returning to work, it seems I will be able to release Living Canvas sooner rather than later :-) More details to come on that.