I had a wonderful vacation with this guy, the calming handholder for my travel anxiety.

After two years apart, we visited our son in Warner Robins, Georgia.

We tried new foods and visited new places.

Inspired, I’m back at my desk attempting my biggest challenge to date, a crossover trilogy.

My Siblings

After waiting a year, my siblings and I finally headed to Nevada. No spouses. No kids. Just the four of us. My favorite spot was Red Rock Canyon. Absolutely beautiful. We had a fun time, and I’m happy to report we have remained friends after a week of living together.

(That’s me in the back.)

Back into the Fray

Although we returned home refreshed, the first week back from our vacation was hectic—catching up on laundry, meal prep, our playful puppy, my Freebie Friday promo, work…  You get the idea.  I think it’s like that for most of us after having time off, right?

While I made headway on my first draft at the cabin, I had a tough time focusing on my writing at home.  Missing the sounds along the river, I tried playing my videos on a loop in the background.  It’s not the same, but it is close enough until our next trip to Manistee.  Listen below and let me know what you think.



My view of the Little Manistee River near Manistee, Michigan.  Read more about our stay on a previous post: Zane’s Landing: a writer’s paradise