Monday, September 21, 2009

Retreating to Florida

Hello from sunny Kissimmee, Florida. My writer friend, Rebecca Russell, and I arrived yesterday afternoon for a getaway, to celebrate 20 years of friendship, and to work on our current books. She's writing a mystery and I'm doing a contemporary romance, but what we're writing isn't as important as the fact that we are writing.

I have to admit, I have little to report, comment on, or ask. My brain has completely chilled out. This morning I didn't have to feed my four cats, conform to my dog's rigid "rules" of morning decorum (which include when and how to have a chew stick, where I should sit while she eats it, etc.) or unload a full dishwasher. I didn't feed the birds, do a load of laundry or make up a bed. (Well, I probably should sorta make up a bed, since I'm in a condo instead of a hotel.) But the point is that I'm not in my ordinary world. I don't have to go to work at our office, where I manager the financial functions for our company, nor will I play grandmother later to my two granddaughters. (Well, that's kind of a bummer, but I'll make up for it when I get back.)

It's nice to get away. Now I hope I can actually get a new proposal ready and also prepare for a workshop I'm giving on Saturday to the Dallas Area Romance Authors.

Sorry I don't have any words of wisdom or suggestions or profound thoughts. My brain is on vacation! Have a great week, and if you're in the Dallas area, come see me on Saturday in Richardson, TX at the Holiday Inn Select. I'll be there unless my plane gets grounded in Orlando. Best wishes.


PamStone said...

Oh man, Vicki. You are making me so envious. My critique partners and I have talked for years about doing just what you and Rebecca are doing. I do think that getting away from the daily routine is good for the creative juices. And what better place than Florida. You two have a wonderful week.

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Sometimes it's nice to just get away to where you can just focus on one thing without life's distractions.

Have a good time. And happy writing.

Mint said...

Have a wonderful break. Florida sounds great this time of year.

Linda Henderson

Nicole S said...

I just back from Florida on Sunday. It was my first ever vacation and boy did I have a great time. Went to go visit my cousin for a week. The weather was wonderful. Hope you have a great time in Florida!