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Monday, June 15, 2009

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Cannonball

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I should have started work an hour and a half ago, but Mondays...what are you gonna do? So a quick update before I get down to it.

Summer is officially underway. The kids got out of school June 5, and their nanny started last week. She shows up at 8 every morning, and I run past her to one of several coffee shops that are serving as satellite office space this summer. I write all morning and come home at noon. Leaving aside the utter lack of financial security or benefits, crushing pressure, and strangling attacks of self-doubt, I have to say that it totally beats a straight job.

Any of you keeping up with me on twitter know that we have made our vacation plans: we leave in two weeks to drive 5,000 miles to Newfoundland and back. It's utter madness. But it's been thirteen years since I left home, and there's a part of me that wants to feel the distance, know the revolutions of the wheel and the distance spanned. Something feels right about making this trek while I'm writing my way back to the beginning of my American life.

Expect stories. And send survival tips.


Back to it.

P.S. I'm giving away a wonderful summer book for girls of all ages on Noteworthy this week. Go enter.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

5,000 miles -- you're tough.

Your morning routine sounds perfect. Good for you!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Assertagirl said...

Will you be coming through Toronto?

12:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah A. said...

I love the cannonball picture! What a perfect image of summer!!

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com
http://www.becomingsarah.com

12:27 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Books on tape - and lots of them!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

You and that self-doubt need to step outside so you can kick the shit out of it. Your book is going to be amazing, just like you.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Sweet Laura said...

Yes, but once you get there and have a newpaper full of greasy fresh cut fries with instant stuffing on top and a load of gravy...you will know that it was worth the trip.

1:40 PM  
Blogger tysdaddy said...

I gave myself a wedgie doing a cannonball once . . . a long time ago.

Enjoy!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Tis I said...

My tip: take the scenic routes, short and long. and if a detor feels right, just do it. YOu can always laternative night driving if you have to make up distance / time for any reason. But I think most seasons travellers of this type - I am not one of htem - would say the trip, not the arriving, is really the point.

Have a fun trip!

Mariellen

4:46 PM  
Blogger Amy B. said...

You're living a charmed life, my dear! You'll probably always remember this summer as one of your best.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Threeblindsheep said...

Cannonballs beat belly-busters, any day! Looking forward to hearing of the trip.

6:58 AM  

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