Writing On Vacay.

Dan Brown says he writes even on vacation.

I say “write everyday,” but I feel like I’ve been running a million miles an hour since school ended making notes and writing sporadically.

Vacation, visitors, other work – writing consistently becomes challenging when I’m out of my normal schedule.

Unlike Dan Brown who sticks to his schedule, I find it difficult to ignore them when family is visiting,  difficult to schedule vacation activities for afternoon.

I’ve found spending a few moments in the morning or evening writing, before or after the craziness of the day helps. But it’s not enough for me. But once the holiday ends, the company is gone, and the house is once again quiet, I’ll be able to do double time.




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Noreen Lace

Originally from the Midwest, Noreen Lace received an MFA from California State University where she now teaches. She believes in the beauty of language to express the darkness in life. She is the author of two novellas, West End and Life of Clouds, as well as a book of short stories. Here in the Silence. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in national as well as international journals, including The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, The Oleander Review, Vine Leaves Press (Australia), Silver Stream Journal (Ireland), Pilcrow and Dagger, Fishfood, and others. "Memorial Day Death Watch," a memoir of her father's passing, placed as a finalist in Writer Advice, while her poem, "All at Once," was published as a finalist in Medusa's Laugh Contest issue. More work is always in progress.

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