Catching My Breath

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My writing room until the wasps attacked.

I don’t know about you all, but I am having a busy summer. I miss the days when my kids were little and I had an excuse to sit beside a pool and read under the guise of “giving the kids a chance to play with their friends.” I was there to hang out with my friends as much as they were. The girls are grown up now and working/studying and I took on a job where I sat in a dim room and stare at a computer screen all day. What I wouldn’t do for 7:00 AM swim practice duty again.

Anyway, things are slowing down a bit here in the storage room. I sent a draft of the sequel to Overlook off to my writer’s group, my work project is on hiatus for a few weeks, and my to-do list is down to one page. So, I am taking an opportunity to catch my breath and refocus. Last week, I took myself on a mini writing retreat. I packed up a few days worth of food and went to my in-laws’ cabin. I made serious progress on a novel that was not working and outlined the last section of my Galapagos mystery. I feel like I’m back on track.

What do you do to get back on track? How do you get away from everyday life and get work done?


 Late Breaking News:

I will be on the radio tonight talking about How To Climb The Eiffel Tower and my writing life. Call in to ask a question or make a comment. The Voice Of The People between 8-9 at 914-338-0659. 

 

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