…for the first time in two years! Well, on a vacation outside of California that includes a flight, that is. We’re heading back east to Massachusetts to visit friends and family, take pictures and enjoy ourselves.
In the meantime, I’m planning on returning to blogging when we come back, hopefully in the next couple of weeks! I’ve been busy during this hiatus, and posting Diwa & Kaffi made me realize how much I’ve missed posting here and at Walk in Silence (not to mention working on the 750Words.com site for daily writing exercise!). I haven’t decided on a solid posting schedule, but once all that has been ironed out, I will let you all know.
Going to take a few weeks off from blogging as I’ll be busy doing IRL stuff, recharging my brain cells a bit and spending a few days in New England to see friends and family! [Yes, I know we’re heading there at the back end of winter, when it’s still freakin’ cold with the possibility of wonky weather, but that’s the way it goes. Oh well!]
We should hopefully be back to our normal schedule come March. See you then!
Sorry for the lack of posts on the back half of this week…it’s been pretty crazy at work as I’ve been busy training a coworker on the black arts of check processing. Heh. A and I are going on a well-deserved long weekend vacation down to Disneyland!
I’ll be afk all next week, as we’ll be heading eastward to New England to visit friends and family, check out the foliage, and all that fun stuff. I have already created two mixtapes to listen to on the flight, and I shall be doing a full read-through of the Apartment Complex story just because I can. [I may also bring In My Blue World for some revision work as well.]
We shall return again on the 15th, hopefully with some nice pictures to share!
Note to Worldcon newcomers who typed in the URL from my freebie cards: Hi there, and thanks for your interest! I talk about writing a lot on this here blog, so if you have any questions on that sort of thing, by all means feel free to ask.
Note to self: even with the best of intentions, heading out to a major convention fifty-plus miles away the day after a ten-hour flight back from London isn’t the best of ideas, no matter how you slice it. We have been moving almost nonstop in one way or another for the last sixteen days. Lesson learned.
We’d decided to take Sunday and Monday off from everything and just relax and catch up on what needs catching up, that way we’re somewhat conscious and rested come Tuesday when it’s back to the Day Job. We’ve been on vacation for almost the entire month, having flown out of SFO on the 4th and joining the working world again tomorrow. It’s only two weeks and an extra day, but it feels so much longer than that.
While I didn’t get any new words done on any projects at 750Words, I did do a hell of a lot of reading of both In My Blue World and the Apartment Complex story (as you see from the previous fly-by posts). I focused most of my attention on the former since it’s first in the release queue, and worked my way up to about the first third of the novel. I’ll keep this up until the run is complete and then jump in on the Big Honking Revision Process.
Which brings me to the following: I’ve noticed that my revision process has definitely changed over the past five or so years. I’ve taught myself newer and quicker techniques, discarded my bad habit of flailing the story into shape, and paid a lot more attention to the details. I’m sure I still have a long way to go, but I’m definitely getting there.
That said, I’ll be back to normal on Friday with more writing insights — I gave myself some time to think about new and different subjects to blog about here, and I hope you’ll enjoy the entries when I post them!
My blogging schedule may be all kinds of screwy the next few weeks, as we’ll be:
Heading out to the UK for a week and a half, starting tomorrow. We’ll be visiting many friends, shopping at numerous stores, enjoying the free museums, and ogling the royal palaces. And taking loads of pictures. I may make the occasional short fly-by post just to keep things updated, but since we’ll be in a completely different time zone, don’t be surprised if they pop up at strange times.
Heading to Worldcon 76 down in San Jose as soon as we get back. I’m still looking forward to meeting up with many writer friends and chatting meeting even more for the first time. I may not be on any panels, but I’ll still be networking and having a lot of fun.
I’ll be honest, I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to get much writing done. I’ll most likely be doing revision work for In My Blue World and doing a read-what-I-have-so-far of the Apartment Complex story.
But I’m not complaining…we’ve been looking forward to this vacation for quite some time! I’m looking forward to just having fun and seeing all the fun things!
We’ll be back to normal hopefully by the 20th or so! Thanks for your patience!
Oops! I seem to have forgotten to prepare a post for today! Sorry about that, and thanks for waiting!
We’ll be on vacation next week, and I’ve been hemming and hawing over whether I should write posts or fly-bys. I could easily write them tomorrow if need be, but at the same time I shouldn’t feel guilty if I post a fly-by instead. Except that I do. Writing can be like that.
As always, I spend a bit of vacation prep debating what writing-related things to bring with me. Sometimes, like our recent Disney trip, I won’t touch it at all. Other times, like our previous London trip, I’ll actually get work done. So it’s a toss-up. I’ve learned not to overpack like I used to. I never bring my laptop anymore, though I might bring my tablet, especially when I want to do a bit of revision or reading of what I have so far. For this trip, that’ll most likely be it, aside from the notebook and a few printouts for the Apartment Complex story.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to this break. It’s been an unexpectedly busy first quarter so far at the Day Job, which means continual and very annoying interruptions from my work by the client reps, asking when my work will be done. Eesh. I just want a week to not think about much of anything at all except the next time we head over to Rainbow for more loco moco or kalua pork.