Thursday, August 21, 2008

Greetings from the Outer Banks!

Hey, everyone, a very exciting announcement today:

My good writing friend Liz has her short story "The Biggest Loser" featured at The Long and the Short of It today! So 2 things: first, go on over and read it. Then, drop by her BRAND NEW blog and leave her a comment telling her how much you liked it, OK? Liz is a great writer and gives terrific (and honest) feedback on the multiple drafts of stuff I give her, so she deserves a big celebration for her story today!!

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So I've been vacationing in the Outer Banks (North Carolina) this week, and it's been fabulous. This is the kind of vacation where hubby and I don't do much except relax, rest, sleep, and then relax a little more. It's completely not the kind of vacation I usually spend...but it's pretty indulgent and enjoyable, I'll admit. We rent a house on the water with 6 other couples, which makes it really affordable, too. Here's what this week looked like:

Somewhere around 7 am: Wake up and, if inspired, go for a run.

Somewhere around 8 am: Eat breakfast.

Somewhere around 10 am: Play some (very competitive) pool volleyball.

Somewhere around 1 pm: Eat lunch.

After lunch: Nap. Or read a trashy tabloid magazine. Or lie out in the sun and listen to my Zune.

Somewhere around 2 pm: Play another round of pool volleyball.

Somewhere around 6 pm: Figure out what we're doing for dinner.

After dinner: Go out for ice cream or to play mini golf. Or watch the Olympics. Fall asleep early.

The daily schedule might have varied a little, to fit in some shopping or climbing the lighthouse or seeing the wild horses that live on the northern beaches. But yeah, that's about it.

I meant to do all kinds of writing this week. I meant to revise One Night in Napa and possibly outline a next novel. But somehow, that didn't happen. I have to convince myself that's OK.

Now it's home - and get ready for another crazy school year. But hey, I have a great tan to show off, for the first couple weeks, anyway :)

7 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

Sounds like a fabulous vacation!

Melissa Blue said...

When I went to National's I thought I'd write tons. Four full days without the kids.

I wrote on the way there and the way home.

You are fine. Don't feel any guilt. And hopefully the tan gives you a glow.

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

Thanks for the link. I did enjoy the story.

Liz said...

Allie - Thanks for the shout out. Glad you're having a great time! Don't worry - you're refueling your MUSE.

Liza said...

Sounds like a fun vacation! BTW, I loved One Night in Memphis! Thanks for the link.

elaine cantrell said...

Sound like my kind of vacation. Have a good school year.

Elaine Cantrell
www.elainepcantrell.blogspot.com

windycindy said...

I have been to the Outer Banks three times and loved it every place we stayed. Cindi