Tomorrow I will be starting my 10 days of vacation. A lot has been going on with my 9-5 job, personal life and of course I finished my novel, almost, by my deadline. I will not be completely absent. I will be spending a lot of the driving time catching up on all the blogs I have neglected the past few weeks. I will also drop in the occasional post.
I am looking forward to this not only because I just love to be outdoors and seeing new things, and of course spending time with my family. But it will give me the chance to explore new feelings, emotions, watch some new people. All things that can be used later while writing. Every new sight, every new emotion, every new interaction with people are things we store in are brains. These memories are the vault in which a writer uses.
On that subject. It was one of the hardest things for me to learn. Using my own memories and emotions. Really putting those emotions into the story. As a writer, we have to give a piece of ourselves to the story, that means bearing a part of our self to the readers.
Be well, and happy writing!