I’m writing this a few days in advance, but by the time you read this, I shall be on the other side of the country, back in my old stomping grounds of western Massachusetts, visiting friends and family. And if we timed it right, I should be there just as the fall foliage is in full bloom.
I’ll be honest, I always lay down Best Laid Plans when it comes to writing while on vacation. Sometimes I’ll get a goodly amount done, but other times I won’t even touch the notebook or the Word file except on the plane. I don’t really mind, though. Sometimes I gotta look up from the page and talk to real people instead of the characters in my head!
I guess it really depends on how much work I’m willing to dedicate to it, where I’m at in the project, and what platform I happen to be using. I most likely won’t get any work done on the Lidwells project aside from maybe a bit of line reading. I might do some plotting and note-making for the Next Project, as I’m still in the index card phase there. And I most likely won’t do any work for Future Project, as that’s not even to the outline phase yet.
I can certainly write while on the road. I’ve always been able to do it. Thing is, I’m not always at the right spot in the project where it’s feasible. I can write on a laptop, but I don’t always bring it with. I’ve done some editing on my tablet, but writing is quite awkward. I do kind of miss the days of dragging a notebook around and winging it longhand…maybe I’ll start the first draft of the Next Project longhand, just for the fun of it.
That is, if I can find the time in between all the visiting and road tripping!