: a vacation request :


May I please be excused from my little website August 1 through August 31, 2018?

It’s impossible, frankly, to overstate how much I enjoy sunshine and the wearing of the shorts. I want to keep right on enjoying them, too, every minute of every day for as long as I can. Staring at a blinking cursor is fine on cold, bleak mornings, but not now. Now I want to be outside cavorting. It’s hard to cavort when you’re wearing a dozen layers of bulky clothes, something winter absolutely requires.

Besides, if you’ve been paying any attention, it’s obvious I haven’t had my mind on my work. I need an air freshener most days, because the whole place just reeks of rotten narrative. So, from that standpoint, a vacation is a public service. We’ll all breathe easier if I’m away from a computer keyboard. Trust me.

I will return, though. And I don’t mean that as a threat, but as a pledge. I plan to keep slogging away until I get this right. Or, you know, die.

copyright © 2018 the whirly girl

34 responses to “: a vacation request :”

    1. Oh, boy, I did, thanks 🙃 Now I need to return my nose to the grindstone and I’m having trouble finding motivation❗️

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      1. Ah, let me help here! I have it on good authority that the only way to overcome creative inertia is to work to a schedule. Come Friday, or whenever, I will have a post to publish. Never worked for me, mind, because such pieces rarely meet my somewhat twitchy quality-control checklist. On second thoughts, this contribution has been as much use as a thimble in a waterlogged boat. As you were …

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        1. Ha! You’re a ton more useful than my old brain. Deadlines sometimes help, but I’ve started to see them for the artificial motivation they are. That’s not good when you stop falling for your own tricks. Yipes :o(

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  1. You have my permission as long as you come back. Enjoy.

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    1. phew, thanks❣️ Now I can relax and really go nuts! See you next month! I promise 🙃

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  2. Enjoy the break, sunshine and shorts.

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    1. I will. Try to behave yourse — never mind. Do whatever’s necessary to have a blast 🙃

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  3. It’s a known fact that when your tank is feeling empty you HAVE TO take time off in order to re-fill it. This is essential. You must do this. Go. Go now and soak up that vitamin D. Lay down your pen. The ink will flow better on your return – guaranteed.

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    1. Yay! Thank you for the wise words; I feel better already. See you in September❣️

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    1. Smart, no. Tired, you bet. My mind is in a deep rut and that’s awfully discouraging, not to mention boring. Time away, I hope, will cure that.🤞

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    1. I will! I hope you don’t forget me 😬

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    1. Thanks! I’ll do my very, very best 🙃

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  4. Request granted but you’ll have to put in some overtime in the winter. Just sayin…

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    1. Yay, thank you❗️ Overtime in the winter is kind of a pleasure. I love parking myself beside a steaming coffee and a clean sheet of paper. It’s more of a coaster really, but I pretend I’ll fill it with words :o)

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  5. 🚴🏾🌻👣🕶🌞🌺☀️🏊🏻‍♂️🤸🏻‍♂️🛴⛱⛲️🎈but keep this in your back pocket just in case: 📝

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    1. Always. In fact, it’s the same blank piece of paper I’ve been carting around for years. One day I’m going to have an idea, I just know it 🙃

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      1. I learned that years ago from Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird.

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        1. I think I read that. Maybe. Was there something about descriptions being as tightly focused as photographs? I know I read that some place, I just don’t remember where. 🙄

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  6. Enjoy your vacation! We’ll still be here when the weather changes ;-)

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    1. Thanks! It’s a date❣️

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