Oxymoron of the Day: Working Vacation

ImageIn America, we don’t really do working vacations.

We work. We vacation. We work some more. We dream about vacation. We work a little bit more. We take a long weekend. We grouse and work some more.

Yep, that’s what the good Lord intended, right?

But in other parts of the world, working vacations are not so crazy. And the more I thought about this thing called a working vacation, the more I liked the concept for a writer. Because despite the temptation to chuck it all and take a well-deserved, nice, long break from writing, that’s not such a good idea.

Of course, I had to learn the hard way. But you do not. All you have to do is read The Muffin today to learn all about this strange thing I call the Writer’s Working Vacation.

(Cathy-on-a-Stick was really the one behind this idea, so any criticism should be directed her way. Though I should warn you: she’s not a good listener. Possibly due to the fact that she only has one ear. And that she’s a pic. Also, she’s on vacation.)


8 thoughts on “Oxymoron of the Day: Working Vacation

  1. Oh, how I’d love to emulate Cathy-on-a-Stick and be only half listening on the beach! Guess I’ll head over to the Muffin, instead. And I’ll pay attention. Because unlike our slender friend, I am not on vacation. *sigh*

  2. Great info. I plan to read some writing books and listen to writing podcasts this summer. BTW, how did u start writing for WOW?

    • Oh! That reminds me, Tina. I need to watch that Scrivener webinar! As for WOW!, I started a few years back, writing articles for them. (Check out their Contact page for how to query.) BUT I’d also written a couple posts for the Friday Speak Out feature on the Muffin. There’s no pay for Friday Speak Out but it could be a foot in the door for you, especially if you have an idea for an article you’re planning to pitch. Just sayin’. 😉

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