As I'm writing this, my new book is about halfway done and my deadline approaches like a speeding train. Unfortunately for the fate of the book (but lucky for me), I'm leaving for Hawaii in a few days. The trip has been scheduled for a lot longer than the book, which I just sold a couple of weeks ago. I kinda-sorta forgot about this trip when I agreed to the deadline.
The solution, of course, is that I'll have to write while on vacation. This isn't as hard as it sounds. I have a teeny, tiny computer that fits in my purse, and I can whip it out anywhere and use it. I'll have hours to kill in airports and on airplanes. My husband will be in meetings all day, so he won't be expecting much from me. So for at least two hours every day I'll sit out on the lanai with a frozen drink at my elbow (okay, probably coffee) and write. I only have to write 50 pages during the trip to stay on track.
Actually, it sounds like heaven, not a compromise at all. But I'm definitely going to do two things I didn't do last time I was in Hawaii, and no computers allowed: Swim with the dolphins, and see the lava flow. (Maybe my next heroine will be a dolphin researcher? My next hero a volcanologist?) I'm also researching deep-sea fishing, since my current book is about a fishing charter business, though it's set on the Texas coast, not Hawaii.
Meanwhile, my new book is out--today is the official release date for ONE STUBBORN TEXAN, so it's a fitting day for me to blog.
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