Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sneaking away. . . almost

I'm sneaking away for a belated anniversary getaway with my husband. Belated because I've been touring for BETRAYAL and working to meet a looming deadline for my current work-in-progress. My husband and I acknowledged our anniversary briefly when it came around last July, with the promise that we'd celebrate properly when our schedules eased.

Since there isn't any indication of that happening, we've decided to go for it and sneak away anyway! : - )

The thing is, I'm not sneaking away entirely. I'm setting a scene for my next book in our getaway locale, so this trip will be part vacation and part work. I just haven't told my husband about the "work" part yet. : - )


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Before I Die. . .

I read about people making a list of everything they want to do before they die. I hadn't ever thought about that. I can't say that I ever considered my wants and goals and hopes and dreams in such a way.

I'm not unaware that the clock is ticking, of course. I realize that at some point I will be out of time. But, while I've set personal and professional goals for myself over the years, I've never considered how I would feel if, when my end came, I wasn't able to put a check mark beside each of them.

I think, somewhere along the line, I shrugged and accepted that what is left undone, will remain undone.

Am I right? Or, when all is said and done, if I still have things that will never be checked off, will I feel dissatisfied or unfulfilled . . .

Just in case, maybe I should get started on that list. : - )