A little over a year ago, a wise peer author reminded me that Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had the writer's life down pat. Yes, it is easier to write well when you are living a life worth writing about. As you know, I write non-fiction; what I know best. AND, I've been adventuring all around the planet this year. Don't believe me?
Let's just stop for a moment and list the places:
- Cuba (My 2nd home)
- Grand Bahama
- South Florida (home base)
Highlights and lowlights of these adventures:
- Running along the Malecon in Habana
- Traveler's diarrhea and vomiting (Yes, at the same time!)
- Eating my way through the Boqueria, food market, in Barcelona (Yummy)
- iPhone waterlogged, needed to go to the phone doctor
- Riding in 1950 convertible green Chevy & 1985 blue Fiat (a.k.a. Flintstone car) all in 1 evening
- Savoring a mint tea again in Tangier (20 years since my first one)
- Sea lice from kayak adventure in South Florida
- Seeing many of the places I had been before with new eyes
This means I have lots of stories, but I have not had much time to write them. I've been staying with my already proven writing style, which is short, journal entries. Since 2012, I have done much of my writing on planes or in cafes from Habana, Cuba to Tenerife, Spain. However, this summer, I will be planting myself in Kauai to write my third book. It only seems fitting that I would write once again from my humble writing abode in Lihue, Hawaii.
Are you living an adventurous life?
I can attest it won't all be lollipops and rainbows, but it will be fun and certainly a good story.
What's your next adventure?
Here's to looking up!