Writer’s Wanderlust

My kids (they’re not really kids anymore) are traveling. Not just to Seattle, San Diego or Shreveport. No they’re in Israel right now, attending a cousin’s wedding. While my son has to return for work, my daughter is off for the summer and will be wandering through Italy, Spain, Germany, France and The Netherlands. Sigh… it’s been years since I’ve been overseas and I’m itching to cross the pond. I’ll be anxious to hear their travel tales when they return, but it’s just not the same as being there and letting my writer brain soak it all in.

Sometimes, just taking the laptop into another room or dragging my butt to a coffee shop, helps kickstart my writing. But going to another country is better than downing a Red Bull, or two, or three. It’s energizing that way. Dormant neurons start firing and who knows where they will take you. That’s on my to-do list—Cross the Atlantic. For now, I’m thrilled I’ll be flying to New York in a few days to visit a friend I haven’t seen in a couple of years. Hoping that will get the creative juices flowing.

What are your creative getaway plans this summer?