If it was up to me, I would probably spend every minute I am not sleeping or drinking coffee so I don’t have to sleep, or going to Starbucks to get said coffee, or peeing in the bathroom because coffee always has that effect on me, writing.
Naturally, it took me a very, very long time to finally commit to tearing myself away from the computer and going to visit my sister in Montreal for a whole SIX days. Stephen helped.
According a quote from Stephen King’s book On Writing: a memoir of the craft, “Life isn’t a support-system for art. It’s the other way around.” In other words, get out, see new places, have fun, eat poutine, slag Toronto and the rest of the English speaking world in a really bad french accent, and then get back to it–your work will be all the richer for it.
So thanks for the permission Mr. King, as of yesterday, the tickets were finally booked.