Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thoughtful About . . . Getting Away

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The last time my family took a vacation was September '08, when Rowyn was 7 months old. Last summer we just couldn't take the time--and this summer we expected to be crammed full of travel for book promotion.

But since the Life & Faith Tour was canceled because of the extreme weather this summer, my hubby looked at me two weeks ago and said, "So when are we going to the beach?" In an act of semi-spontaneity, we scheduled a vacation 10 days before said vacation would start. Which is now only two days away. Woo hoo!

Of course, I've yet to start packing, though I've started making lists. And I've been trying to get done all the stuff I need to (including blog posts for next week, since I already had two interviews scheduled). Plus, I've been getting back on the writing horse. Yesterday I managed 4,800 words, and I feel like I'm finally in that place where finishing the book's going to be like falling down the stairs--a series of boom, bang, booms, all downhill from here. There's still a lot of story to get through, don't get me wrong, but it's all action. Yay!

I'm one of those nuts who hopes for lots of writing time on vacation (the beach is just so inspiring!). Granted, I also want lots of nothing-time, lots of beach-time, some shopping-time, walking-time . . .

Naturally, it's calling for rain all week. Isolated, so it could totally miss us. And even if it doesn't . . . well, it's true what they say. "A bad day at the beach beats a good day anywhere else." =)


  1. I didn't know the Life and Faith Tour was cancelled! Guess it's a good thing I hadn't bought my tickets for Atlanta yet. :-) It rained all five days I was at the beach last week, but it didn't stop us from donning our ponchos and talking a walk in the wet stuff. LOL Have a fun and relaxing time!

  2. Yeah, canceled. If you go to their site now, there's just a letter about it.

    Disappointing as it is to have a whole week at the beach rained out, I must confess I love a day or two of it while I'm there. Something magical about it--or maybe it's all that British in my blood, LOL.

  3. Have a great time on your vacation, Roseanna! Beaches are so much fun with littles!

  4. My Mother-in-law asked me at lunch today if you were working on anything new. I said "It's about Esther, but the main character is actually one of the other King's wives," and she was hooked :)