Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hawaii 5-0

First, I'd like to say hi to the new followers. It was way cool to get back into town and see the comments and new "faces."

Next, I'd like to apologize for my electronic absence, but I think you'll forgive me when you hear the reason. I just got back from a week in Maui. Seven days of sunshine, beaches, and exploring the island.
Volcanic sand
 Some of my favorites were:
sampling pineapple wine
traveling on the road to Hana
watching surfers in Paia Bay
swimming in Wailea
watching the sunset in Ka'anapali
sticking my toes in a black sand beach

To make our Maui trip slightly more affordable, we flew stand-by (and didn't make two flights, getting stuck in both LA and Maui) and stayed with my boyfriend’s mom, who lives way way out in the country. No lights, no people, no drinkable water. More rustic than I was bargaining for, but it made for some incredible views.

 I had big plans this week to finish my story, but that didn’t come close to happening. I only opened the file once, and I don’t feel the least bit guilty. I wish I’d done more, but with views like this, can you blame me?

New goal: finishing the first draft before November, so I can focus my energy on my new idea and NaNoWriMo.

Also, Diet Cokes have ridges in Hawaii. Weird, huh?

Okay, time to watch some bad tv, eat some good food, and attempt to readjust to EDT before I have to work tomorrow. Wish me luck.



  1. Who could blame you for choosing to look out at the scenery instead of the page or screen. The trip sounds wonderful and I'm sure it provided plenty of experience to refill the writer's well.

    I'm focused on Poetry between now and NaNo. Even though I have larger projects to tackle. I'm afraid if I start editing an existing novel draft I won't be able to refocus on the new draft in November. So, Poetry it is!

  2. This is a really exciting post. Especially because I'm flying to Ireland on Saturday for a week holiday. I shall report back but I think mine will have less sun and sand! Nice to see you around again. :)