March 9, 2014

I think I can...I think I can.

I want to run away on a train. . 

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?

Images courtesy of the following artists at
 Ambro, imagerymajestic, photostock,and Teeratas


  1. I would for same reason as you ;)

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Leona. I think a lot of writers are in the same Maybe we will win a spot on Amtrak!