My vacation starts today! No day job work until Friday, July 8. (I know, going in to work for one day before a weekend is weird, but that’s the magazine life for you — some deadlines could only be put off for so long.)
Now, I don’t know what you people do on your vacations, probably kite surfing and boar hunting and snow diving and such, but here’s what I’m going to do:
Check the page proofs for Briarpatch — like, today.</p>
Write two book reviews — also, like, today.
Do final edits for my Wizards of the Coast novel.
Write as many words as humanly possible on my book City of the Fallen Sky, which needs another 40,000 words or so written in the next three weeks.
Yeah, so on vacation: I work. But writing and editing is noticeably easier when you don’t spend 9 hours at a day job before said writing and editing, so it should be an improvement on most of my days. I’ll also try to pop in here frequently to let y’all know how things are going.
It won’t be all bad, though. I can’t work all the time. Some other things I’ll do, if all goes according to plan:
Finish reading The Heroes
Read Dance with Dragons
Play hide-and-seek with my kid
Hang out with my wife
Cook delicious meat over a charcoal fire
Sit in my yard reading and drinking beer
So there might be some vacation in there after all. But, mostly, writing.