Writers always tend to believe their best writing happens in paradise. Whether it’s a mountain chalet, a cabin in the desert, or a condo overlooking a stretch of glowing white sand, we all love to dream about the “Writer’s Retreat.” Peace. Quiet. Writing. Aah!
Well, maybe it’s just me, but I’m sitting with my laptop on a balcony looking over a blue-green ocean right now, and I can barely make myself even open the file of my work-in-progress. Because a work-in-progress is exactly that: work. Yes, I love to write. No, I couldn’t really stop myself from telling stories even if I tried. But a beach is God’s reminder that even He rested on the seventh day. And I suspect there may have been a divine daiquiri involved.
Karen Ullo is the author of Jennifer the Damned, to be released on Halloween, 2015 by Wiseblood Books. To find out more, go to www.karenullo.com.