So, I’m back in Texas for three weeks or so, and then I’m going to Wyoming. (Note to anybody keeping track: I said in the last post that I’m going to Wyoming, and that was how my mother learned about my next trip. This is not a good thing to do to your mother. Everyone, call your mother and talk to her personally if you’re planning to go to Wyoming. Don’t rely on your dad or sister to tell her for you. Don’t blog, Facebook, or tweet about it until your mother has heard the news coming from your own dear voice.)
The very short version of why Wyoming is that I met some new friends from there who were also visiting Kotzebue this summer, and they have a raspberry farm. They invited me to come visit them and help with the raspberry harvest, which is going on, well, now. Since my original plan was to still be in Alaska until the end of September, I have the time to go, so why not?
I’ll stay at a friend’s house in Fort Worth until the middle of September, do some more dog-sitting, and write like mad. I have set a pretty high word count goal for the novel for before I leave the state again, and I have a couple of articles I would like to write and submit before then as well. It makes sense to put the blog on hold for a couple of weeks and spend my writing energy solely in those areas. So, this is the last post until mid-September. I’ll check back in before driving north.
In the meantime, I’ll post a few links here to some of my previous blog posts that have received the most traffic, and you can check them out for the first or second time.
All of my posts from Alaska have received quite a bit more traffic than non-Alaska posts. The highest non-Alaska post by far is “For Patience, on her birthday.” The next two are “The Convenience and the Crutch” and “Thinking and Such.”
My all-time favorite series of posts is the one I did after returning from a trip to Burma last year. You can start reading the 13-part series “Burmese Days” here, and click through to the final post “Why I Travel.”
See you mid-September, hopefully with lots of good writing behind me.