Thursday, August 23, 2012

Why Summer Isn't for Writing

I am a writer. In the past year, I've signed eight contracts, written two short stories, a novella, and six novels. And now that I'm on summer holidays, I'd thought to bang out another manuscript. But here I am two weeks in, and I've not written a word. I haven't written a thing ...

... because of water parks.

... because there are mudholes to wallow in.

...because there are mountains to climb.

... because friends have neat things on laptops to show me.

... because of fireworks.

... because friends have important things to say.

... because it's too damn hot.

... because of the LEGO store.

... because there are rivers to float down.

... because there are hills to tumble down.

...because there are Buddahs to see.

... because there are trains to ride and places to go.

... because sometimes you just wanna dance.

... because that ice cream won't eat itself.

... because -- oh, did I already mention mudholes?

... because of chatting and holding hands while floating down the river.

... because there are pictures to draw.

... because there's sunshine and water.

... because I am next to the most wonderful, most beautiful woman who has ever lived.


  1. You two are so cute it almost makes me ill. ;P

  2. LOL! I figured someone would get sick of us pretty quick. ;)

  3. AWWWW.... what an adorable post!! :)

  4. Thanks for swinging by, Tory and Carolyn!

  5. What a lovely post...and such cool photos to boot.
    Hugs xx

  6. Yes, yes, yes! Great post and beautiful photos...and now I feel sooooo much better about all those unfinished manuscripts no my desk. :)

  7. Okay, so as it turns out, my life sucks and I'd like to trade it in for one like yours! If I'm not getting anything accomplished, reasons like these make it all worthwhile!

  8. Susie,

    When you need a break, don't be afraid to take it!

    But you're part of the EP family and are one of our wonderful friends! That counts for something. :)

  9. I love the pics, little brother!! I teared up on a few... I miss you guys so much!! I love you, all!! I wish I could afford to bring my family to meet yours!! *someday ~ fingers crossed*

  10. Angie,
    It's been the best summer of our lives!


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