Home again, home again....
...after a delightful, if short, visit with Angel May. We talked and talked, and we ate and ate. It was perfect. A lot of our talking was about writing, both hers and mine, and about our insecurities around writing. We spent part of yesterday at the used bookstore, William James Bookseller, where I bought books about writing by Natalie Goldberg (a long-time favourite) and Lawrence Block. I also bought The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Beating Writer's Block, by Kathy Kleidermacher.
AND: The author recommends blogging as a writing exercise. Ms. Kleidermacher is now one of my favourite authors.
Note to Angel May: I see that the book is available on Kindle.
Note to self: Remember to take a larger suitcase when you go to visit Angel May. You should know by now that when it's time to come home, you always end up struggling to fit half a dozen newly-purchased books into your suitcase, which was full when you left home.
I didn't write as much as I had planned on the boat, but I did write some, and I spent time gazing out the windows at the scenery, which I should do more often. Then I sat down and wrote about what I saw.
Now it's back to work, and back to writing at my usual place.