It was a glorious weekend in the Mid-Atlantic. Temperatures were in the lower 70s, the sun was shining, and the humidity wasn’t stifling. Rare conditions for early June in my neck of the DC suburbs.
And that made it hard to concentrate on anything that resembled work, including writing. Don’t get me wrong. I finished another chunk of revisions to Death Out of Time. I have clearer ideas about the remaining work on this round. And the gang from Summer at the Crossroads is getting antsy. They want me to work on their book—and soon.
But coming up with a post for today wasn’t easy. I’ve exhausted my backlog of pre-written posts. Poetic Archaeology wanted a vacation. And I’m still not prepared to do another awards acceptance post. The gleaming of an idea for a social media post is in my head, but that probably won’t be ready until Saturday. The s*p*a*m* queue is full of redundant garbage, and there aren’t even any good “names” in it. Come to think of it, every potential idea seems to be on vacation this week. I think my characters started a run on travel agents’ offices.
That, or my mention of mojitos on the beach in my post on “When The Going Gets Tough.” And I had a couple of tasty ones Saturday in DC. Maybe the ideas decided they needed a cool, refreshing beverage of their own. Whatever the case, the ideas haven’t cooperated. Hey, it was a beautiful weekend, and then we had to go back to work on Monday. Sigh.
So, if the characters and blog ideas are taking a vacation, why shouldn’t I? That’s why you see various photos scattered through this post. These are from some of the vacations (or day trips) my husband and I have taken the last few years.
Vacations are good for the creative soul. The sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of new and different places can spark the Muse. Maybe these photos will lead mine to sit down and reminisce about all our good times together—so we can get down to the dirty work of finishing some revisions.
Although a day at the ballpark wouldn’t be bad….
So I hope you’re all having a good day wherever you are. And take some time to relax and recharge. See you soon.