One of the perks of being a writer is that I can work anywhere. Coffee shops, taverns, poolside, beachside, anywhere–near or far.

We’re on our way to our home away from home–Cocoa Beach, Florida–for six weeks of fun and sun, family and friends. And for me, it means lots of leisure-time-words-on-a-page, my favorite manner of writing. I’ll be posting updates on FB and Instagram.

The trek to Florida is part of the experience. Tonight we’ve stopped in Wilkes-Barre, PA. We met a motel owner here years ago and love his place. Around the corner from the hotel, we discovered a tavern called Beer Boys where they have a hundred or so beers on tap–talk about living the literary life!

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And that precious down time begins. I’ve got a wonderful reading list for this trip: Kerouac’s On The Road, Tennessee Williams short stories, Penny Dreadful pulp fiction, and … digitized Archie Comics from the 1940s and 50s (no, I’m not kidding). I do love to devour writing of different genres and eras.

I’ll be continuing work on one of my novels this trip, as well as client work–but all of it on my schedule. Easy like a Sunday morning, you know.

And music–I’ve got the playlists ready … genres and eras. Starting each day with a mug of fine coffee, and ending them with a glass of fine wine.

It’s a writer’s life for me.