Luggage, Road Trips, and a Sleepy Muse!

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My new luggage. Love!

My new luggage. Love!

I’m in luggage heaven. Look what just arrived! I’ve been searching for carry-on size luggage pieces that are suitable for a long weekend trip, or longer. These fit in the overhead bin or under the seat, are very light weight, have space for my writing stuff as well as clothes and toiletries. And, the unexpected bonus: the two pieces fit inside the itty-bitty trunk of my Z4 with plenty of room left for my travel partner’s stuff. Road trip!

Speaking of road trips, I’ve got two trips scheduled for 2015. My sister and I will be heading up to our old stomping grounds this coming summer. We plan to see a few family members as well as attend our high school reunion. It’s been a while since either of us have seen the home town crew, so I’m sure we’ll be checking out those name tags. Ha! The trip will take us from Houston up to Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and back to Texas, with various stops along the way. With all that gorgeous scenery and fun, my artist’s well is sure to be restocked and well fortified by the time we get home.

My second road trip in 2015 will be to attend a week-long writer’s retreat near Nashville. I’ll be meeting up with my online critique group, The Lalalas. This is still in the planning stages, but be forewarned, there will be about 18 of us in the neighborhood sometime in October. Oh, yes, while we’re there, many books will be plotted, brainstormed, revised, edited, and written. I know this is a whole year away, but I can hardly wait to spend time with these incredibly talented ladies. I’ll be plotting and storyboarding a new writing project just for this event.

See what a couple pieces of new luggage did for my sleepy muse? I’m all but salivating with the urge to pick up the pen. I can already visualize the settings for a story, and a couple characters have popped into the fray, ready to create some mischief. So, have you ever stumbled onto a strange way to kick-start your muse? I’d love to hear what works for you. Apparently, my muse has been pouting for luggage.


2 thoughts on “Luggage, Road Trips, and a Sleepy Muse!

  1. I love your blogs. It’s just like talking to you! Where is your old stamping ground? You didn’t say (I’m sure you’ve mentioned it before but my memory and a sieve have too many points in common) and I was trying to figure it out from the route. Have a wonderful time. (And the luggage is splendid!)

    • Beppie, I’m proud to claim Mission, South Dakota, as my home town. My dad’s ranch was in Todd County which is actually the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. The reunion will be Father’s Day weekend this coming June, and I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with everyone. My nephew, Tom, and his family live in Winner; and my niece, Julie, and her daughter live in Sioux Falls, both towns are in South Dakota. Another niece, Kathy, and her family live in Great Falls, Montana.

      Thanks for the lovely comment. Miss you, but hope to see you this coming October in Nashville. Yea!

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