Thursday, April 19, 2012
Vacation Reflections...the 411
I've come to realize that a "vacationing writer" is a bit of an oxymoron.
True writers are never really "off work". Scout's honor.
Whether we're spending time with loved ones over the holidays, sunbathing at a beach in a new city, or frolicking in a foreign country, the typical writer is "wired" in such a way that, (no matter where he is planted physically), he's usually busy brainstorming blog ideas, gathering ideas for an interview, working on a character's dialogue, or creatively "processing" endless possibilities.
And so it was for me...
I was thinking about my writing goals for 2012, and devising ways to make more of my dreams a reality. And make more money.
I followed up with a few editors on the status of a few pieces that were pending.
One was accepted, with payment due. Another editor kind of left me hanging.
Such is life, right?
In the middle of the mix, I had a computer malfunction that left me without my laptop for a number of days, and rediscovering the joys of my local library.
While there, I rented some good movies to make the most of my trip.
Also, got my hands on a copy of The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman.
Which, b/t/w I highly, highly recommend. Anybody out there ever read it?
(Review to come later).
Speaking of Peter Bowerman...I also had the opportunity to connect with him, in my efforts to submit an article to his Ezine or blog.
The good news is he accepted it, and it's tentatively scheduled to run in the near future!
That Peter is a real "class act". Let me tell you...
He was easy to interact with, very helpful, smart, and though he may be a "well-fed writer", it was really cool to discover he's "not too full" of himself. :-)
As for recreation?
Well, I read a lot. Kicked back with some good music. Celebrated my mom's birthday with family. Stayed up watching movies later than I should. Ate more chocolate than I can justify.
Glad to be back. How about you?
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