The Great Escape: Las Vegas, NV

It has occurred to me that I can not finish my next book while at home.  The endless noise, questions, stares, and distractions make this a near impossibility. But, Tania, you wrote 95% of the book at home, so what’s your problem, you ask?

Answer: Although the beginning and middle are all great, I think the end deserves a special kind of finesse and must be done with tact.  It is hard for me to wrap my head around this concept with so much going on around me all the time.  Did I mention before that my home was a hostile? Okay, not really. I love my family, but it’s time for the big escape to finish this book without any distractions.


My plan: The mission I have accepted is to spend four days in beautiful Las Vegas at a wonderful resort courtesy of my expiring timeshare. Each day I will wake-up and spend my time divulged into finish the book. I have 2 days to do this. TWO! The next two days will be spent on doing a quick go over, before submitting it for editing.

Agenda: Wake-up and do some social media for Be Still and Surviving the Writing Apocalypse (available in print soon). I am allowing only one to one and half hours to do this then …

9am: write

12 pm: snacks, smoothies, nurishment

1 pm: reading (for books for review)

2:30pm: more writing

5pm: dinner

6:30pm: poolside reading for reviews

7:30pm: more writing

9pm: frozen cucumber slices on my eyeballs because they are going to hurt

Goal: Finish writing and first round editing

Milestone: I’ll be ecstatic if I just finish the book!

If anyone is in the Las Vegas area and wold like to meet for coffee, tea, lunch, or dinner let me know. It would be nice to mingle with some authors during my tentative breaks. I’ll be there early April

Tania L Ramos, Author With a Plan

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10 responses to “The Great Escape: Las Vegas, NV

  1. Great idea. Some well-known kind person turned me onto a great (free) timer. Just so you can keep on your well-planned schedule. Good job.

  2. I love this idea! I wonder if I could pull off wandering off for a 4-day writing vacation. Hmm …

  3. I am so jealous, not only because it is still snowy out here in the east, but because I would love a writing vacation. I’d be done with my second novel in days instead of months.

    • This is exactly why I have to go. The closer it gets, the sadder the faces around here are. I mean, my GOD, it isn’t the zombie apocalypse, it’s 3 1/2 days!! But I have high hopes this book will be done in that time

  4. Take me with you!!!! LOL. Seriously, have fun and write lots. Just don’t get sucked into a casino and end up spending all day there instead of writing. 🙂

    • I’ve put aside my April mortgage and told the boyfriend I guarantee to win at least three months of mortgage off of it. If I lose, we’ll only be one month behind and he’ll just have to work some overtime. It’s a sound strategy! LOL.
      Actually, I don’t gamble and rarely drink, so I’m pretty safe in Vegas … except for all the food, that’ll get me in trouble 😉

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