It’s official – the kids are on vacation, and therefore, so am I.
I’ve tried it the other way, tried to work through in the moments when the kids are playing happily and not actively trying to kill each other out of sheer vacation boredom.
It never works.
Not really. I might get a few thousand words written, but they are stressful words, each one torn from the ether like a wisdom tooth pulled without anesthesia in a third world back alley.
So, this year I’m taking a different road. I’m going on vacation right along with my kids. Sort of.
Here’s what the next 19 days looks like for me.
First – finish reading the 2 books I’ve got started.
Both of these books are fantastic if you want a little fact based perspective on life and how we got to where we are today.
Next I’ll be reading and reviewing two books that came in the mail, which I am so freaking excited about that they just might leapfrog the queue.
While I’m doing all of that, my daughter brought home a book that I have been dying to read, so we’ll be enjoying that as a family read aloud.
Then I have a couple of books to read for research while I revise, rewrite and rethink Sins of the Father.
And then, just for fun, and because I have a HUGE Atheist crush on Richard Dawkins…
This photo journey doesn’t include any of the books I know Santa (aka my mother-in-law, husband, parents, sister, friends, publishers, and children) will be stuffing my stocking with.
It’s looking like a good vacation. If you don’t hear from me, I’m fine. I’ve just got my nose in a book, or two.