Welcome Home

Zut alors! You miss one week, you miss a lot. I’m home now, and that means I can frantically catch up on all the reading, school assignments, writing, blog posts, and Fiverr orders that I’ve allowed to build up while I’ve been having a blast at Disneyland. (Well, there are some exceptions to the “having a blast” part, but that’s for another post.)

Now that I’m back home, I’ll be able to catch you up on my Disney adventures, the works I’ve been reading, and the launch of NaNoWriMo, which started this past Wednesday. You can look forward to some insider glimpses at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (more so if you subscribe to my newsletter, The Scrapbook), my tips on taking a Disneyland vacation, and some news about a story recently launched by one of the writers reviewed on this blog, Wren Cavanagh.

Pardon my horrible pictures; I have a shaky hand and it was crowded.

I have one tip about vacationing I want to share in this post: leave your work at home.

As tempting as it seems, bringing work on vacation does not help you keep up with demand. Sometimes it only slows you down. Most times it serves as a downer to your vacation. I not only fretted over getting the work done, which dampened my fun, but I was often too tired to get anything done once I was in the hotel room. (That’s why I have to scramble to finish both schoolwork and freelance jobs now.)

Trust me, it’s no fun to have a great time at a theme park only to get back to the room, exhausted, and discover that a client didn’t like what you submitted to them and you have to start all over again. It’s draining. So, unless you’re planning a full-on working vacation in which you stay in the hotel room and focus on writing, reading, or freelance gigs, you’re better off planning to not have that time to work and enjoying yourself while you can.

I’ll leave you with that nugget of wisdom and get back to you with more tips, tricks, and reviews later in the week. In the mean time, wish me luck on catching up! Also, good luck to all of you pursuing NaNoWriMo; you are braver than I.


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