Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Refilling the well... again :)

Maven Carrie RyanAnd the winner of last week's contest giving away a copy of Diana Peterfreund's Rites of Spring (Break) is.... Jessica Burkhart!  Jess, email me with your address and I'll pop it in the mail to you straight from Amazon!

So this week's post is going to be short.  It's almost vacation time and I can't wait to refill the well!  The past month have been a bit of a blur -- getting ARCs for The Forest of Hands and Teeth, going through first pass pages or uncorrected page proofs or unbound galleys or whatever you or your house happen to call them, getting pictures taken for the cover and website, trying to figure out what the website should look like, writing book two, day job.... and er... supposedly I'm planning a wedding as well. 

I'm not going to lie, June was one of those months that was more "hold on and make it through" rather than "achieve balance."  I had grand plans to get a lot of writing done over the July 4th Holiday -- JP and I are heading to the beach with his family like we do every year.  I LOVE going to the beach for the Fourth.  It's always so laid back and easy.  I do a lot of sleeping (his family is amazed at my ability to sleep so much), reading, crabbing, eating, playing games.  Every year I have grand plans to write and every year I... don't. 

But you know what?  Even though I have internal deadlines set, I think I might just allow myself not to write this weekend.  I think sometimes you gotta let things slide a bit and enjoy the process.  I can't wait to pick out what books I'm taking with me!!

What about y'all?  Any big holiday plans?  What are you going to do just for yourself this weekend to refill the well?


Vicki said...

Our plans for the 4th is to relax and just have fun. I'm sure I'll do some writing, but it's going to be a lazy-do-whatever weekend for sure.

Have a great time at the beach. :)

Bill Clark said...

I'm on a writing kick right now. Smokin' through about 6,000 words a day. I have to stop every so often and spray the keyboard with cool water so it doesn't flame up on me.

So I'm not sure if the muse is going to let me take a day off or not. She's pushing me pretty hard at the moment.

Carrie Ryan said...

Yay for relaxing Vicki! And wow Bill!! That is smokin!

Darcy Burke said...

I'm not in "refill the well" mode. I'm in write, write, write! mode. What can I say? You can't plan these things. ;-) I started my next book last week and am anxious to storyboard to the first turning point. That's my big plan for this weekend. I will say your weekend sounds rockin' fun though!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Thank you, Carrie! :) I'm on a writing break. I just turned in my latest draft and am relaxing with good books.

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