In the here and now I feel tired and drained of words because I’m a homebody who hasn’t been home much lately. Home is my recharge place. I need home the same way I crave quiet. And there’s no place I’d rather be right now than where I am at this moment—sitting on my back porch listening to the birds with nothing much to do for the next few days. I’m not complaining, just explaining why I haven’t blogged lately.
It takes words to blog.
Balancing all the things can be tricky.
Why is that?
Once upon a time, I was better at juggling.
I know with a little down time, a little garden time, a little sleep-in-my-own-bed time, my words will be replenished. In the meantime, for the next ten days, I’ll be a full blown stay-at-home hermit. I’ll be reading. Pulling weeds. Thinking. Watching brainless television. Catching up on emails. Getting ready for my next events. Doing a little Florida dreaming.
Did I mention I’m going to Florida?
Beach, please. I am.
Here’s what’s on my agenda after my hermit week…
June 2: Private Book Club Discussion in Fayetteville, Arkansas
June 3-4: Arkansas Writers’ Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas
June 7: Book Signing at Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida
June 8: Literary Reading at Black Dog Cafe in Tallahassee, Florida
June 11: Barnes & Noble B-Fest Teen Book Festival Panelist & Book Signing in Tallahassee, Florida
June 13: Private Book Club Discussion in Paragould, Arkansas
Yes! I’m taking a bit of the Arkansas Delta to the Florida Panhandle. I gotta say, it’s nice to have a publisher from the Sunshine State.
The truth is, I haven’t spent much time in Florida. I’m the only person I know who’s never been to Destin or any of those white sandy beach places. We did have a family vacation one summer in the Keys, but I imagine that’s different.
Wanna know my Florida plan? Beyond my book events, I don’t have one. That’s heaven to me. I hope to find a little place to stay where I can hear the ocean, walk in the sand, eat seafood, and write some words.
Maybe I’ll read my own book on the beach.
Mainly I plan to get my shine on. That’s what I’m gonna do.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
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