On Vacations and Novel Settings
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’m going to try to be more regular with my posts about writing and life in general. I enjoy interacting with readers of the blog and of gothic romance in general, so I hope you’ll comment away. If you want regular book reviews, of course, you can check out the Gothicked Blog.
I’m thinking about my vacation today. I spent a week in Ocean Pines, Maryland, a quiet, secluded spot with plenty of natural beauty.
I also enjoyed time on Assateague Island, home of the famous wild horses and went to Ocean City, Maryland for fun on the beach and boardwalk. To say I have been inspired would be an understatement. Maryland’s lush green landscape as well as the brisk Atlantic and the rich history of the area is enough to spark any imagination. I could practically see those sailors’ wives on the widow’s walks as we saw multi-million dollar homes from the comfort of the Assateague Explorer.
I had an opening chapter for a novel set in the area, and now I’ve added a bit more to my work in progress and general outline sketch. It sure was nice to have the holiday and today to rest and let ideas percolate in the brain.
Where are you vacationing this summer, and does it or has it inspired and rejuvenated you?