Vacation and Ambition

When are writers ever on vacation?

It is a cruel fact of life that those of us who pursue a creative art are usually forced to support ourselves with a day job. We make time, either early in the morning or late at night, to get an hour or two in of our “true” work. Family and friends also demand time, and we are lucky. No matter how much we love our work we need people around us.

Writing is by nature a solitary affair.

We take vacations from our day jobs. When the time comes we are filled with enthusiasm and motivation about the time we will finally have to get more work done, only to be confronted with the uncomfortable reality that vacations bring with them even more distractions.

And that’s okay.

Time away from our ambitions gives us a chance to reevaluate just what those ambitions are.

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