So I’m going out of town next week on the first semi-vacation I’ve had in a while. I’ve worked every day from the middle of September to the present day with very few breaks in between. Whether it be writing, editing, researching, working on this site or one of the many annoying little tasks I wrote of earlier, I’ve spent at least three or four hours doing some kind of work most every day. Usually more. I love it, wouldn’t have it any other way (although I could do without some things, I’d just trade them for other stuff knowing me), but I’m still looking forward to getting away for a while.
Of course, I’m bringing my computer, Kindle and notebooks with me. It’s been difficult to accept, but I just don’t think I can deal with being completely idle for more than a day or two. The longest break I’ve taken so far was three days because my brain decided to be an ass, not because I didn’t want to be doing something. I have a number of things I’m planning to work on while on “vacation,” from working on some upcoming episodes of Maynedon, to taking some notes on a novel I’ll begin writing in March. I’m also hoping to do some reading, since the last couple of weeks have left me with precious little time to do any of that.
On that note, I asked this question over on Facebook, but I’ll post it here too.
If you could only bring one book with you on a one week vacation, what would it be?
Also, given my newly-discovered workaholic tendencies, I’ve been wondering just how others of my tribe handle things like vacations. I mean, I’m sure you’ve been dragged off to at least one of them at some point in your life. How did you keep the demons at bay? Did you go completely out of your mind, or were you able to actually relax somehow and just ride out those fears of the world grinding to a halt without your knocking just one more thing off your “To Do” list?