Gotta take a train ride. Gonna have a good time. Plan to write a novel. I Will Not Throw Up!

Selling my books at Aggiecon

Selling my books at Aggiecon

I WILL  NOT THROW  UP!

I’ve ridden Amtrak only once before, from Longview to Dallas and back. Got dizzy. It had better not happen this trip.

Amtrak has this neat new grant where they give a talented writer a free trip on the train if they’ll use their time writing, and then tweet, FB, etc. about the experience. I love the idea, but I’ll never beat out all the other writers for that grant, nor will most of the Austin Romance Writers of America to whose group I belong. So, we’re paying our own way and taking a train ride from Austin to Dallas and back (with an overnight stay at the Hilton since the train doesn’t return until the next day).

We’ll be writing. All twenty of us. Probably writing romance novels, too.

Gotta take a train ride. Gonna have a good time. Plan to write a novel.  I Will  Not  Throw Up!

I’m going to do extensive writing on my laptop this trip. For the first time. And I’m going to use this time to start a new romance novel, one in keeping with one I’m just finishing that will be available in November, The Safari Bride.

Alas, I’m not kidding about the headache, dizziness, and nausea. Any suggestions short of staying home?

Photographs by Roxanne Rix

My books available at http://amazon.com/author/gretchenrix.

I write short stories too.

I write short stories too.

 

 

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:  Dracula by Bram Stoker.  The Seventh Man by Max Brand.  McGrave by Lee Goldberg. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park.

3 thoughts on “Gotta take a train ride. Gonna have a good time. Plan to write a novel. I Will Not Throw Up!

  1. I grew up in Longview and rode the train to and from Austin once when I was in high school 50 years ago. It took a long time. But that’s not the same as your upcoming trip.

    I’m clueless how to prevent nausea etc, except maybe staying drunk, and that probably wouldn’t help your writing. Or maybe it would. Stephen King wrote in his On Writing best-seller semi-biography that he doesn’t even remember writing the novel Cujo, he was so caught up in his alcoholism at the time. So don’t do that.

    Anyway, have fun on the train. Write well. Don’t throw up.

    • I can just see us all getting tipsy on the train. Hopefully if I just concentrate on writing (or dozing) I won’t have any trouble.

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