As you read this, I am driving North somewhere between North Carolina and Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I need some time away with my parents and eldest daughter. The goal for this time is to finally finish the last few chapters of the Galapagos book and take some notes for a book set in the town where my parents live.

So really, it’s a working vacation. Yeah, that’s right, a working vacation.

Do you find a change of scene can kick-start your creative process? Or do you find it too distracting?