Friday Fun: Holiday Escapes

Is it time for a holiday yet? As I finally allow myself my one and only week of holiday this year (which will in fact mean finally finishing the first draft of my WIP), here are some wonderful places where you might want to escape, all available for rent.

Villa Pianciani in Italy, on AirBnB.
Villa Pianciani in Italy, on AirBnB.
Rangali Island in the Madlives, from maldiverturu.com
Rangali Island in the Maldives, from maldiverturu.com
Bird Island, Belize, on AirBnB.
Bird Island, Belize, on AirBnB.
Cabin in Manshausen, Norway, from norrestinessen.com
Cabin in Manshausen, Norway, from norrestinessen.com
Moonlight Cabin, Victoria, Australia, from contemporist.com
Moonlight Cabin, Victoria, Australia, from contemporist.com
Cabin near Mt. Fuji, Japan, from timeout.com
Cabin near Mt. Fuji, Japan, from timeout.com

 

 

 

Gone fishing…

… 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

Things I Have Lost

Then and Now

3) Flash fiction

Harness

4) Random musing and waffling

Developing the Creative Habit

The Angel and Edna (Part 1)

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!

Gone fishing in the sea…