Thursday, December 08, 2011


Mental health break.

More commonly known as R&R. That's right, I needed a little rest and relaxation.
A change of scenery. A few days away.

So that's what I did. I packed a small bag and checked into a hotel. Just me, myself and I. Oh, and the book. Authors never really are alone, are we? There's always the wip and its cast of characters to accompany us.

How was my MHB? Oh, it was amazing! I didn't go anywhere extraordinary. Didn't go sightseeing. Didn't take a helicopter ride.

No, I spent my time much more meaningfully. And oh, so relaxing.

Visiting with dear friends, who completely took it in stride when I jumped at the chance to crash their dinner. Thank you, Gary and Kelley! I love you both!

Strolling without a destination in mind and poking around in shops. Getting a haircut. Going to Mass. Watching football. All low-key. All good.

And the book. I've got to tell you, writing in a hotel room without phones, Fed Ex men, doorbells and the rest of it was heavenly. I just wrote without considering anything but the story, and of course the writing was effortless.

Yesterday, back in the land of real life with its interruptions and annoyances, I regretted leaving sanctuary of that hotel room so quickly. Writing with doorbells, phones, Fed Ex men, laundry buzzers and zealous neighbors can be frustrating. I managed, but honestly I considered packing my bag and running off again!

So that's what I've been up to. What about you? What's new in your world this snowy Thursday morning? Hmm?


Mary said...

Your time away sounds divine! Good for you!

Not alot new here. Same old same old I"m afraid.

Anonymous said...

No snow here. Always wanted to see it tho!

Good to hear you are having fun again. I am so glad.

Sue W.

Maria Zannini said...

Your MHB sounds wonderful. It's a great idea.

Dru said...

I love you MHB...I need one of those.

No snow down here and I have new snow boots.

Anonymous said...

You're back! I'm playing nannie to the boys. Don't have your email address with me! Pls send a blank and I'll pick it up and catch you up - it's something to do with PINK! 7lb 14oz of it! Elise Maree. xx

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh ... that sounds divine. I think I'm going to ask for that for Christmas. Just me. A Weekend. A hotel room.


You sound refreshed.