Monday, August 22, 2016

When Authors Take a Break

by Patricia Johns

Every writer needs a break sometimes, and writing from the comfort of my own home makes it hard to draw the line between work and... not work! But getting away with my family for a few days helps with that. I live in Alberta, Canada, and this summer my family and I went Banff in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. 

Here are a few pictures from our fun! I hope your summer has been as enjoyable as mine.






And from the other Patricia--Patricia Bradley

I love going to the mountains, but this year when I had a break, I took a cruise. I liked it so well, I'm setting a book on a ship...so that means I have to do more research. he-he-he
Here are a few of the photos I took:

 I told you it was for research! Don't you think both of these guys would make great heroes? Here are a few more...





What do you do when you have downtime?

17 comments:

  1. A getaway from work. That's exactly what my husband and I have planned for this week. Going to Nashville.

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    1. I'm going to Nashville this week, too! I hope I see you there!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your vacation pictures, ladies. Although my husband and I love to travel, I take my laptop wherever I go. I'm not very good at "downtime!"

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    1. Kate, I take mine too. The above photos were actually two cruises, one with my daughters where I spent the days at sea working on edits and the other was an agency cruise where I met with editors. lol

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  3. Down time? What's that? Well, I did go in June to Seattle to see my grand twins graduate from high school. It was fun, but hectic, too. And I went to San Diego to RWA conference. Busy, busy, but fun there, too. Nothing in the cards for me when it comes to a relaxing vacation this year. But both of yours look like a whole lot of fun.

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    1. Thanks, Roz. Sorry I failed to mention both of mine were working vacations. :-)

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  4. Looks like you ladies had some very fun times! Banff is one of my favorite places. My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon there. I enjoy spending my downtime with family. My two sisters and I, along with nine kids of varying ages, went to the amusement parks in Florida early this summer. So much fun!

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  5. What wonderful pictures. I am so jealous. I'd love to go to Banff National Park again, and I've yet to take a cruise. Sounds like such fun.

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    1. I do enjoy the cruises...no cooking and no packing up when you go to another destination.

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  6. We don't have much opportunity to go anywhere these days, but fortunately, we both love being home. Actually, after so many years of working at an office before my first career, and between careers, just waking up and knowing the day is my own is a wonderful thing. There is always the tyranny of pages that must be written, but I think a writer always feel that whether or not you're on a deadline. The words have to come out! Love all your photos, and must admit the two gentlemen are nature at its best.

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  7. I'm like Kate--my laptop accompanies me wherever I go, but I love working in different places, so it's still vacation to me. Love the pics!

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  8. Great photos. Banff is on my bucket list. Patricia 2, just show those photos of the heroes if the IRS questions you deducting the cruise as a business expense.

    We took a daytrip last week, to a reindeer farm in Palmer. It was partially research, partly embarrassment that we've been here 25 years and never got around to driving two hours to see it. I had a great time feeding the baby reindeer.

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    1. Aww, Beth, I'd love to feed the reindeer! And while I'd love to visit Banff, I don't see that happening unless I went to a conference there. :-)

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