… for pesky adverbs, overemphatic descriptions and stilted dialogues, that is. I am going away on holiday and will not have access to email, Twitter, Facebook or WordPress. In short, none of the comforts and distractions of present-day life. So I can dedicate myself whole-heartedly to the children, the beach and editing my first draft.
Or so I thought. Then, slowly, slowly, other (professional) obligations started creeping up on me, including a few things that I had promised to do before the holidays but never got around to doing. And some enjoyable tasks, such as reading my friend Cristian Mihai’s first novel Jazz, and then preparing to grill him in an interview.
So now it looks like I’ll be lucky to get any rest over the next few weeks…
However, you will get a rest. From me. And my very prolific (and no, I do not mean proficient) blogging.
Should you be suffering from withdrawal symptoms, however, here are a few that I made earlier:
1) Book review – the one that started it all
‘The Expats’ by Chris Pavone
2) Poetry – two of my personal favourites
3) Flash fiction
4) Random musing and waffling
And if it’s popularity that you are after, this seems to be my most popular blog post of all time.
Thank you for bringing so much joy and understanding to my life, my dear readers. Have a wonderful holiday if you can and hear/read you all again in three weeks’ time!