Vacation OR Write

Stuck.  Always stuck on some part of my manuscript.  For the longest time, the transition from the land of Darii into the land of Hummic (to be renamed!) threw me.  I’m nearing the end of the book and I have an entirely new land, with new cultures, and with the Starriders instead of the Aelfan.  It was hard to figure out the right approach, but I’m happy to report, I did it.  I’ve managed to revamp three chapters this year, but now chapter 54 has me stuck again.

That’s why I was so looking forward to my vacation at Gold Beach.  I stay in a dated little basement guest apartment with shabby furniture and old appliances and one of those metal-legged Formica-topped tables.  Every day, I get up, put on headphones and walk by the beach.  Then I write write write all day long. I’ve written probably a quarter of my book in that basement. To me, it’s a little piece of heaven.  No five-star hotel could drag me from it.

But alas, this year it was not to be.  I was so burnt out by my efforts with the first Silicon Valley Comic Con that I just wanted to crawl under a rock.  The thought of packing and driving all day made me shudder.  Turns out my friend who goes with me felt the same way about going this year because of family issues.  Just wasn’t in the cards.

But, next week, I get to go to Klamath Falls with my folks and stay in the Pine Cone Guest Suite that I decorated.  I will set up my computer next to the window, and I will be able to see a tiny corner of Klamath Lake…it’s not the seaside of Gold Beach, but I’m looking forward to it all the same!

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