Friday, February 19, 2016
The thing about being a writer is you go nowhere and speak to no one that it isn't all potential story fodder. Which is a good thing! Even if it does mean scribbling notes on cocktail napkins and writing in the margins of books you didn't write and asking nosy questions of people who just met...
Part of why it's so necessary to travel -- at least get out of the house! -- for a writer is that you need something to write about that doesn't strictly come out of your own brain. You need to interact with the world (and not the online world where you don't have to look into people's eyes or imagine their reactions).
Part of being a good writer is being a good observer.
But anyway, I plan to do a lot of reading and walking and spending time with the SO where I actually concentrate on what he's saying and not just absently agree because most of my brain is still grappling with the imaginary conversations of characters.
I plan to drink and eat and get a massage. I plan to watch sunrises and sunsets and breathe deep lungful's of ocean air.
So that's me for the next nine -- NINE -- days.
What about you? When was the last time you had a real vacation? What did you do? Who did you do it with?