A Writing Vacation

by | Nov 13, 2015 | writing

writing vacationDoesn’t it sound like heaven? Well…what was supposed to be a get-away to work at my zoo job (which I love), do a little writing, and spend time with friends has turned into a writing vacation. Of the two programs I am supposed to teach this weekend, one of them ended up cancelled. And my friends have had things come up in their own lives (which, I totally get). So, I’m stuck with a lot of time to write. (Mind you, I’m not complaining.) I’ve actually been wanting to pull the trigger on this one for quite some time, but never quite got over the “I can’t be that selfish” hump. But, here I am, with a long weekend and all this time to write. And I’m going to take advantage of it!

Projects, projects, out the wha-zoo! I have plenty to do, for goodness sakes. NaNoWriMo is kicking my butt! I’m staying above the line (those of you who know NaNoWriMo know the dreaded line I’m talking about), but some days just barely. Most days it’s because of my sweet kiddos and the housework, and the research getting in my way. Well, I don’t researchhave the kids here nor the housework. Excuses = gone. So, there’s one project I need to roll my sleeves up and dive into. I’m also still researching on the NaNoWriMo project and on the sequel to “The Lady Bornekova”. I think I have most of the research I need for NaNoWriMo, but I’m just scratching the surface for the Bornekova sequel.

There’s more to be done. I still want to keep in touch with social media. Gotta keep up with my peeps! And my blog. I just love this outlet and my readers 🙂 I’ve also taken on an online course through the ACFW on Research. So, I have lessons to complete each week. And some of those are due this weekend. So, there are still distractions from my writing.

readingThen there’s the important stuff. Not to say my writing is not important. But I don’t want to neglect what time I can get with my friends. Nor do I want to forget to take time to breathe, relax, enjoy an hour reading a good book. I am, after all, an avid reader too. These things are important to me.

So, here’s to my spontaneous only somewhat planned writing vacation!

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Sara R. Turnquist