Well, vacation is finally over. When it was all said and done, I visited quite a few places – Wichita, Kansas; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; and New Jersey. Overall, it was a really good experience and I got a lot of perspective, especially being in New York City, which is home to a number of writers at every level of their careers.

But the most important part of the trip was that I got to spend some quality time with friends and family. Before the trip, I hadn’t taken a vacation in over two years. As I get older, I realize there’s no way to make up for that lost time so this vacation was especially sentimental in many ways. While living abroad and writing your novel sounds like a brilliant idea, it sadly comes at a cost and I’m constantly thinking of when I’ll be able to make the transition back over to the States again. To my friends and family, I can only say thanks for the support while I pursue this dream. Love y’all!

-Peter