I just received an acceptance letter from my publisher, Breathless Press. My novel (a.k.a. my baby) needs my undivided attention. So...I applied for a writer's residency on Amtrak. Why? Because it's hard to do edits while plugging my ears.
|lalalalala I can't hear you!|
I have a noisy home; barking dog, autistic antics, and blaring game shows are just a few of the distractions I deal with on a daily basis. (Not to mention my three teenagers wrestling on the couch next to me as I write this post.)
I've actually considered taking a sharpie pen and writing DO NOT DISTURB on my forehead when I'm in my writing mode.
So, you see, running away on a train is probably a better choice. Amtrak will keep me on track with my edits! What a great idea. Run away from it all for a couple of days. I entered my information on the Amtrak site. Now comes the waiting part....
|and waiting...and waiting....|
You know what I just realized? I used the words 'run away' and 'train' in the same post.
|Didn't quite think that one through.|
Would you apply for a writer's residency on a train? Why or why not?
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