Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Little R&R Before the Storm

by Julie

When you read this, I'll probably be just returning home from a few days in Door County, Wisconsin with my husband and another couple. None of us has ever been up there before, but we've all heard wonderful reports of the quiet, the beauty, and the chance to relax.

Last Saturday and Sunday, I took part in the Chicago Tribune Literary Fest, Printers Row, in downtown Chicago, and when we return from Door County, I'll be gearing up for the release of Grace Takes Off  on July 2nd. Preparing for a book's release is always a lot of work, and this time around I have a big launch party planned that I haven't started organizing yet. Lots to do!

But for a few short, blissful days, we're staying at a Bed & Breakfast with no worries other than "Which winery should we visit" or "Where do you want to eat dinner?"

I've taken along a manuscript that I've agreed to read and blurb, and my iPad so that I'm not entirely out of touch. But oh... as I write this, I'm anticipating a few sweet days of R&R.

I think taking a few days to chill before everything gets crazy again is a good idea.

What do you do to relax when you know that you're facing a month of busy-ness?