How To Spend Your Vacation Writing

I generally do whatever I can to use my free time to write. The very best time is my vacation. Tons of free time and “nothing” else to do. Yes, of course, there’s the usually shopping trip. Meeting friends, book fairs, a few meetings, a little bit of sightseeing, if necessary, but normally I spend my vacation time with my Californian Mom, my sister… you get the point. Places where I can relax and concentrate on my books and stories.

Once again I was lucky enough to have had a home for three weeks, where I had nearly nothing to do than to shop, type, and write.

I could concentrate on the current book – number seven in the series, where I got stuck while being at home. No matter what I tried, I just couldn’t get forward with the story. I had an idea and it didn’t work. I wanted to write about a conversation between two characters and it didn’t make sense, not even to me.

As soon as I was gone, decently relaxed and had peace and silence around me (two dogs, four cats, a handful of birds and a guinea pig, my pen touched the paper and wrote.

I mentioned this before, and it once again proved right with me: I cannot write a good story (or part of it) when I’m stressed out or unhappy. Hemingway wrote his best books when he was weeping over his life and/or drunk. Not working with me.

I’m very happy my work made this good progress during this vacation, even more since the first book of the series got its copyright and is currently prepared to be published.

I’m so very excited!

Thank you all who have worked on this with me.

This vacation was successful for me, even though I was “just hanging out”! It’s been calm, quiet, helpful, reducing stress and homey too!

Thanks to my sister and my brother-in-law who hosted me during all this time!! You rock!!

 

AJ Needs Some Sunshine

I have been working 12 and 13 hour days in my job. Then I was writing, blogging, keeping up with friends,  working out, duties, supporting, helping, volunteering.

I was beyond busy lately. I was swimming in tasks and duties that I didn’t pick that way.

I think I deserve a break and some vitamin D.

I’ll be on vacation from April 24 through May 12.

But don’t worry, I won’t be disconnected. I’ll check in occasionally and I hope you’ll be entertained with the posts I prepared.

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A. J.’s “Time-Out” – September 2016

Dear ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ followers, readers and friends!

 

I’m going to take some time off and will be doing some travelling between

 

September 9 and September 28, 2016.

 

Time off, meeting friends, relaxing, driving around, paying some visits and just having a good time! Sometimes this is just needed!

I won’t be online ever so often during this time, but I’m trying to make sure ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ won’t dry out. And I’d be very happy to welcome each one of your comments on my blog posts!

Thank you for all your support, your time and your comments! You rock!!

 

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Picture curtesy of: http://www.incimages.com/uploaded_files/image/work-vacation-policy-pop_3122.jpg

 

 

Vacation Announcement

I will not be around much from December 22 through January 9, 2016. I will be taking well-deserved Christmas vacation and will return to write and blog into a new year. 

I’ll be grateful to welcome you as a follower and reader of ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ in 2016 as well. And I’m looking forward to a successful writer’s year. 

Thank you very much for your ongoing support!

I do appreciate your subscription to my blog news and I hope very much I’ll be able to offer you interesting and some exciting  posts and even news next year.
For this year there is only one more thing left to do for me:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
And I wish you and your families:
MC-NL

AJ on vacation

Writing, blogging, keeping up with friends, working, work out, duties, supporting, helping, volunteering. I do have an extraordinary but busy life which I enjoy. But even I once in a while need a break…

What is there to say? – I’m going to be on vacation from Saturday, May 9, 2015 for about a week.

I’ll return May 17 all relaxed (I hope).

 

Picture courtesy of: http://www.whenworkworks.org/blog/unlimited-vacation-days-despite-issues-a-bold-move
Picture courtesy of: http://www.whenworkworks.org/blog/unlimited-vacation-days-despite-issues-a-bold-move

 

 

See you soon!