After a year of productive writing, four books, two in print and two almost edited, I’m taking a few weeks to recharge my batteries. I will not be writing stories during this time,but collecting ideas.
When I travel, I carry a notebook and pen with me and jot down ideas for stories. When I return, I usually have a years worth of ideas.
I will be on a cruise ship for the next week. I plan to look at it as if I am on a cruise to another planet. I think it makes sense to compare an earth-bound water going ship to a space ship. My wife thinks it’s “spooky.”
Then I’ll be off to some graduations, a fishing trip, and a trip to my family’s cabin in the Rockies. If my batteries aren’t recharged after all that, they’re dead.

There are only two classes: the aware & the unaware.