While unfortunate, I think I need to be okay with getting little writing done while on vacation. I’m sure other writers have different methods and can get work done but I think for myself, the pressure to try to write/revise even an hour a day is a little too stringent. I’m around family and we like to get out of the house and go see the area and not be cooped up. So, I’ve decided I need to make different goals while on vacation. If I can write, I will but if I can’t, I won’t let myself be disappointed.
Instead, I think getting a lot of reading done is more feasible. I love setting a reading goal for the year through Goodreads. It helps me track, search, review, etc. books easily. No muss no fuss (what even is muss?). I finished one book on the drive to Colorado and had another ready. My hope is to get this other book, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, finished by the time I get home Sunday (while you’re reading this, I’m probably getting close!).
Side note: Ready Player One is almost the perfect book to read before I start my re-watch and review of Stranger Things Season 1. For those who did not receive the latest newsletter, I announced that I would be re-watching Stranger Things in preparation for the release of Season 2 on October 27.
The purpose of vacation is to get away and relax. I’m not sure how many people are able to do this and actually relax but I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Colorado. I did a lot and definitely feel as if I didn’t sit on my butt (which I have done on other vacations unfortunately) the whole time. So, I hope to return home and to work refreshed and ready to get back in the grind of life. Hope you all have had a great week wherever you’re at. Talk to you soon!
Call to Action: If you get the chance, watch the following movies: Logan Lucky and The Big Sick. The latter might not be your cup o’ tea but both were fun watches with great writing and characters. My wife and I watched both while here and enjoyed them a great deal.