When I travel, there’s one thing I neglect first: BLOGGING.
Though I should just say, “Writing in general”. It’s sad, but it’s true. I’m visiting home right now for about a month and most of my time is dedicated to seeing all these lovely faces I haven’t seen in AGES, going out to eat with said faces, and then, of course, the DAY JOB (which, as a remote analyst, comes with me anywhere I go, thus voiding any real chance at a ‘vacation’. Hurray?)
Not to mention other things like Ashtanga, and baking, and participating in this lovely community I miss so, so, so much.
As a real writer now, I need to not neglect my real writing. No matter what I’m doing, no matter what excuses I have, no matter how many awesome faces I’m seeing or seeing the town with.
So here I am. Blogging. I’m back to work on my WIP. I’m scouting reviews.
I took my little break — almost two weeks (ouch!) — but now it’s time to get back on the Writing Train. I might not be able to do as much of it as I will once I get back to South America, but I promise to dedicate as much as I can to writing while I’m on the move and out of my routine for these next few weeks.
Breaks are okay, but abandoning the practice is not.
P.S. This weekend, I’ll be in Minneapolis, MN for the Midwestern Book Lovers Conference! Me an my BFF/author mate J.A. Rock will be there (very late) Friday night until Sunday AM!
Anybody out there have trouble staying on the writing wagon (or train, or whatever sort of vehicle you prefer)? Did your break ever turn into a hiatus? Anybody have well-timed encouragement or advice to share? Or maybe you just want to tell me which room you’ll be in for the conference so we can hang out for a minute? Tell me all about it below!