Thursday, June 4, 2009

Writing away from home.

Yes, that's me and my CP at Nora's Turn The Page Bookshop. We couldn't resist getting our picture taken with Nora. LOL
Being away from home can put a serious crimp in your writing. Over the last month I've had some up and down times but I can't complain too much, I did finish my next short story and send it to my editor. In fact one weekend I went away to a lovely little town called Seaside with my CP. The weather wasn't the best beach weather but the bar made up for that. So picture this, it's a rainy long weekend and the place is full of holiday-makers so where are they gonna go? To the bar of course. There's me and Devon with out laptops perched on bar top, drinks beside us and our fingers merrily tapping away. In one afternoon I got over 5k written with the bar so packed it was standing room only. I have no idea how we were able to zone out like we did but both of us got more work done in that one day than we did on any other.

Working with my CP's face to face has been fun, I might not have gotta anywhere near the amount of writing done as I do when I'm on my own but it's been good to see how others deal with the isolated writers life. I must admit that I'm more than a little excited to be nearing the end of my trip, Mr. Muse and I are more than ready to get home and start writing. I've spent the first few days of the June editing but that's done now so I'll be getting back to my other wip.

I'm at the Lori Foster Get Together this weekend and I can't see myself fitting in much writing time but I'm prepared to have my word count low this year. I'm aiming to get the first of two 30k novellas finished before June 30, it sits at 5k now. With any luck things will go well and I'll get most of the second one done by the end of the month but as I said I'm not pushing myself. I've learned so much by attending the conferences and spending time with fellow writers that having a less productive time isn't worrying me.

I'm looking forward to getting back in the loop and finishing the challenge from home. This time next week I'll be in my chair, at my desk, tapping that keyboard for all I'm worth.

May the Word Gods smile upon you!



Anita Joy said...

Hey RC, Sounds like you're having a fab time. And still keeping up with your words! Just what were you drinking in that bar?

Sandie Hudson said...

RC, good to see you're having a great time and spending tome with your CPs. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip.


Monique Wood said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip so far, RC. Have a safe trip home.

:-) Mon