A Writer’s Vacation

Believe it or not, I’ve managed to spend a few days not writing.

Well, sort of not writing.

One of my favorite quotes is something along the line of “A writer never takes a vacation.  A writer is always either writing or thinking about writing.”

So, even though I didn’t actually write (um, well, not really…. I mean, I didn’t really write, but I did add the words “Chapter Break” to Sanguine, but that doesn’t really count… does it?)

Anyhow, I didn’t actually write – or edit – but I did think about writing.  I figured out how to fix Onyx Sun (or at least start to fix it) and made a note of what to do, and I cobbled together an outline of the rest of Sanguine:  if I do a scene a day I should be pretty well done with it by the end of the month, barring any last minute changes.

And, of course, I entertained a few other plot bunnies.  None of them are serious contenders for my attention, which is good, as it can only be pulled in so many directions at once before it explodes, and it is already getting close to overload.

So what does a writer do when not writing?

Well, let’s see, so far I have:

done some reorganizing and decluttering in my room (You can’t really tell, though – it seems like the more I get rid of the more there is – I’m sure my room defies every known law of physics and probably half a dozen unknown ones as well)

discovered that I have enough candles to provide light for the entire neighborhood for a week if the power goes out

failed to find two different things that I was looking for even though I knew where they were… (Not surprising:  every time I know exactly where something is that’s exactly where it isn’t – see previous comment about my room and the laws of physics.)

in the process of not finding them I did find two more candles and four more rolls of Scotch tape, both of which apparently breed like tribbles when no one is watching

finished the book I was reading (To Walk a Pagan Path by Alaric Albertsson – I’ll be reviewing it soon on my Pagan Blog, Wytch’s Cauldron.)

started reading an advance copy of Alaric’s first published work of fiction, Perception, which is coming out on December 7th and which I am enjoying immensely so far.  (I will review it here when I finish it, meanwhile, check out its FaceBook page. )

finally got one set of book shelves fairly organized and have put together a plan of attack for the next set

mostly avoided housework

played a lot of Book of Treasures (I love word games)

spent too much time on FaceBook

plotted some future craft projects

And, through it all, of course, I have thought about writing, because…

Well, because I’m a writer and that’s what writers do when they aren’t writing.

 

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2 responses to “A Writer’s Vacation

  1. So true
    Tribbles? Are you a ST fan? Oh, joy!
    For me, it’s paperwork and broken pens/pencils that breed like tribbles. Annoying as all get out.
    Writers also sit and daydream, doodle while they should pay attention to other things, and escape into a fantasy world.

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