I don't know about everyone else, but there are certain times of the year that I just can't seem to get any writing done. Mostly, this is the time between October 1 and January 1. My life just gets way too hectic in those three months for me to even think about writing, though of course I *do* think about it constantly and hate myself for not making time to do any writing. But then I remind myself that it's only a couple months and once January hits, I'll be off and running again.
Except…when January hit this year, I was *not* off and running. It seemed my muse had gone home for Christmas and decided not to come back. It was seriously like pulling teeth to get any writing of quality out of me, and I probably ended up deleting the equivalent of an entire book because everything I wrote simply sucked.
But then February 10th arrived. Blessed, wonderful February 10th. The day after we dropped our daughter off with her grandparents so that we could board a plane at 6am the next morning bound for one of the out islands of the Bahamas. Oh, yes. Five blissful days in the lap of luxury. Doing nothing but sleeping, eating, drinking and reading by the pool.
Except…as soon as *I* went on vacation, my muse decided to return "home." That's right. Day 1 of my much-needed, much-anticipated, looooooooong awaited vacation, I was struck, as I sat by the glorious resort pool, with inspiration. And I'm very happy to say that my muse has stuck with me, even since my return.
So, here is my gift to you, friends. A little writerly inspiration to help get your juices flowing. As you look at my pictures, imagine yourself there, on a comfortable lounge chair under a cabana. A warm breeze tickling your face. A fruity island drink flowing through your veins as the sounds of the ocean and steel drums fill your ears. Close your eyes and smell the salty sea air mixed with Banana Boat sunscreen. And then let your muse take over…
The main pool…I find the guy in the speedo especially inspirational
Poolside refreshments brought to us by one of our three butlers :)
The view from our room…not too shabby!
The main pool at dusk…breathtaking!
Cocktails on the beach!
There are few places more romantic than the resort at night…simply breathtaking!
And yes, we totally had to write our initials in the sand :)
I hope you've enjoyed our trip to the Bahamas! Did it get your juices flowing? What's the most inspiring vacation you've ever taken?