IWSG, A-Z Challenge and Vacations

Posted on April 1, 2015

How do you get any writing done while on vacation in Europe? You tell your family you've got loads of laundry to do and they'll keep busy for hours without you. Did I mention the machines here are tiny. I mean TINY. One normal load takes three washes - I'm gonna be here for a while. The washer machines in the U.S. are so much bigger. You know how we Americans are about having bigger everything? This time it makes sense. Today is a laundry half-day, and some time alone to actually write!

A-Z Challenge

A-Z : Alvaro Speaks
So, I didn't have a theme reveal or did any planning whatsoever for the A-Z challenge. In fact, I had totally forgotten about it. Haven't done much writing since we arrived in Valencia last week. The weather is beautiful, family is great, dinners, lunches, trips to the park... it's vacation!! Since I didn't have a plan, I sort of gave up on the idea of participating. Then, this morning, I woke up from a dream about a little boy named Alvaro playing soccer in the park. And so, my first entry for the A-Z Challenge is titled Alvaro Speaks. AND I've decided my theme is going to be off-the-cuff MG/YA Characters - tiny little pieces of flash fiction to get a glimpse in these character's lives. My dreams have once again inspired me.


I'm just going to list my anxieties out and save you readers some time:
Visit other writers at IWSG
  • 365k Challenge - 365k words in 365 days - already far FAR behind. Where did March go?!?!?!
  • A-Z Challenge - Thought I was out for the count but found some inspiration while sleeping. I think I should sleep more often. Just saying.
  • Family Relics, my latest novel, is currently in line edits, and I lost sleep when a beta gave me a mediocre review. Only one of several awesome reviews. But, no worries, I know I can't make everyone happy.
  • Started Inside the Lives of Isabel & Leo on Wattpad. Not sure I'll stay since its one more thing I need to promote. But I did make this cover in under an hour. (YAY to small victories!!!)
On Wattpad

Now, back to doing laundry and vacation!!!


  1. Replies
    1. Tell me about it! If only I could type in my sleep....

  2. Laundry on vacation? Blasphemy! And that's a really cool cover. I've thought about posting stuff on Wattpad (have an account and everything) but the need for covers has kept me from doing it, haha. Anyway, off to read your story...

    1. I have this "thing" about other people washing my clothes. It's one of those weird pet peeves that makes no sense. Can't avoid doing laundry during vacation... :-1

  3. That's a really pretty cover!!!! Have fun with the A to Z challenge, cool theme :D