Saturday, June 23, 2007

Gone on Vacation 'Til Wednesday

"A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours."
~John B. Priestly

It's here! Summer vacation!! And to celebrate, I'm off on a little road trip for the next few days. First it's the city of Philadelphia, where I'm thrilled to be meeting, face to face, Cynthia Borris.

Cindi is my oldest and first cyber-writing friend, the moderator of the first writers' group I joined, and responsible for much of my writing success. She's read and critiqued umpteen manuscripts of mine and shared some awfully wise advice about the biz side of writing, too.

But she lives on the other side of the country.

She came all the way to the East Coast for a journalists' conference, though, so I'm off to see her, book in hand, for a proper autograph. Can't wait!


Then my sister and I are meeting up for our annual girls-only trip. We try to take one each year. Last year we climbed Mount Marcy in a day (her choice). This year we're taking in the small towns of coastal NJ, shopping, etc. for a few days (my choice).

So...I won't be blogging again until Wednesday.

But make sure you stop back for that Writers' Wednesday, which is going to be a discussion of writing endings. There seem to be an awful lot of articles and advice on writing the beginning of your novel, perhaps because it's more difficult to start than to wrap up. But I've found there are some tricks to writing a saisfying closing scene as well.

So check back in a few days, and have a great weekend in the meantime!


Marianne Arkins said...

Have fun and tell Cindi I said HI!! (*waves*)

See you on Weds.

fred charles said...

Have a great vacation!

Rebecca said...

have a great trip, Allie! that shopping expedition sounds like fun.