What is a Vacation?
My question of the day is: is a writer really ever on vacation? More than a job or even a career, writing is deeply ingrained in the heart and mind of those who take on the task. Of course, this is my opinion. Perhaps lawyers feel as passionate about the law as I, and other writers I know, feel about the written word. I don’t just write for a living; I am a writer. I write more because I have to not because I want to. Whenever I see something, I think about how I would describe it in words. Perhaps the old saying is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, but I can easily evoke an image in a thousand words that I think would rival a picture.
But I digress. It is summer, and I am on holiday with my children. We are in the United States for ten entire weeks. The kids will go to camp on and off and we’ll be staying with various grandparents so they’re taken care of, but I still have to arrange time every day to write. It’s not like when we’re at home and it’s automatically part of my regular routine.
This is going to be a summer of wonderful things – and I will make the time for writing because that is who I am. I need to remember that and actually make the time because a writer is never truly on vacation. A writer takes a change of scenery now and then. My scenery will be changing every two weeks and I will make the most of it instead of worrying about it.
Happy Summer everyone!!
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