Had Enough

Believe it or not, I’ve had enough of my ‘vacation’.

Insane? Not really.

Vacation suggests a general slowing of things: long, languid days on the beach, hot nights sweating out martinis on a crowded dancefloor, lie-ins, late nights and savouring all the foods you’d usually deny yourself, so what’s the problem? Well, I don’t want my writing life to slow down! Right now I’m longing to speed everything up writing-wise. When I’m writing in London, I don’t feel like I’m at work. And now that I’m here this doesn’t feel like a break. I enjoyed myself so much this first semester in the UK that this (temporary) relocation to the Caribbean, place of eight people sharing a sluggish internet modem (usually talking all at once) and a fairly demanding day job (where I sometimes listen to the air conditioner hum) feels like some sort of …. exile. My writing has slowed down as I work overtime to find a room of my own – and the time to write. I’m probably going to return a little earlier than I planned if I can ….



About gettingsomethenovel

Kiki Terrell is a UK-based author, businesswoman and mother of three. When’s she’s not slouched over her desk writing and laughing her head off, she’s busy playing Sudoku, eating Nutella and exploring her latest business venture (often all at the same time).
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