Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Little Vacation

For a number of months I had been planning to go to North Conway, NH with my father to visit my grandfather and attend Fryeburg Fair in Maine.  Since I hadn’t been checking my calendar for some weeks before the planned trip, I didn’t really know what was going on… turns out the trip was longer than I thought, and I forgot to post something before leaving.  Visiting my grandfather is a real vacation because he does not have Internet, very basic cable, and it’s all very quiet and beautiful up there (even though I did have to work hard moving and piling wood so that he’d be warm during the winter, and walked a lot during the fair); hence why you all have been deprived of a post in a little over a week. 

Nothing special to tell you here except that vacations like the one I just had are important.  Though I did a little work while I was up there—finishing the editing of my book!—I really regained the working spirit which I had lost a bit.  A little quiet and time away from your craft, and I mean not even being around the tools and places with and where you work, can really rejuvenate you. 

Now all I have to do is take the hard-copy edits that I made and make them real on the computer thingy.  Then I’ll send it off to the people who have volunteered to be my first readers (thank you very much!), wait a few weeks, and then make my final edits!  After that I’ll be done.  In the meantime, well, I suppose I’ll finish expanding my master’s thesis real quick and then work on my story that I began talking to y’all about in one of the more recent posts.  Yay, me!

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