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Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Get-Away However Far or Near is the Cure

View of the Bay from the Cabins
The Cabins

If you ever feel down or futile I submit to you there are two sure fired solutions. One is to sleep it off. A good eight to twelve hours of sleep would do the trick. Listen to a bedtime motivation tape like the Universal Mind, my favorite. And if that doesn't work, get into a car, boat, plan, train, on a bike or any other mode of transportation and get out of town.

This past week we went to New Smyrna Beach. Actually we went to Mosquito Bay fishing camp. I was rather miserable my first day there. We went with my fiance's parents, with whom I truly love, but I was a little aggravated because I had received a series of five rejections in a row from requested writing conference sources and they were all form rejections with no real reason other than, you've heard it before, not for me, doesn't have a hook, etc. etc. And my multiple published writer friends, some of whom, like myself, have "retired" from the corporate, world affirm to me that even after having published many books this job continues to pull the blood, tears, sweat and every ounce of energy from them to get each word and scene right.

So some retirement huh?

Any way, I am NOT a fishing enthusiast and my fiance so I thought I'd be bored. And my poor fiance and his father didn't catch anything. But the views off our cottages were wonderful. And we took a short ride to downtown New Smyrna and Flagler Street which has adorable shops, eateries and a really cool beach where cars can drive on it at ten MPH. Food and drinks can be purchased right on the beach. The beach has thin, soft white sand and the ocean is always beautiful -- no matter where you view it. But the town has a northeast beach feel to it. I intend to come back.

All tolled, it was a nice get-away and I'm grateful to taken the trip. I hope you too will lift yourself out of your writing hole once in a while and take a trip to somewhere different.

Ciao for now!


  1. It's definitely a good idea to get away and not write or think about writing to clear your head so you can start again later. I, too, am in the middle of rejection after rejection because I'm sending out query letters to agents. I just want to scream some days. But I try to take a break from it all, get away and get refreshed.

  2. Good morning, Celia. I got two rejections recently and am what??? Then sold one story to another publisher who had rejected the other rejection. Go figure.

    I'm with you. I have to get away and find different energy. Being Labor Day weekend, I swore off social media--mostly. Except for Handbag Monday. lol. I'm concentrating on raffle baskets for our local library's festival next weekend.

    The rejections don't mean you are a bad writer. Keep on! Hugs