On Escapes

Morning Scribes!

So when is the last time you escaped? The reason I ask is because it’s been on my mind a bit, calculating how much time I actually have to write between relationships, responsibilities, being an international sex symbol, and I realize how little time I spend on writing. This isn’t a post to try to excuse myself, I know that no matter what everyone has the same amount of time in a day, and probably a bazillion (approx.) more things going on than I do so don’t panic, there is no Simple Plan playing while I write this and my black nail polish is securely tucked away in my adolescence.

So, escapes.

It’s a new year, and with a new year comes new possibilities and more importantly new vacation time. I decided after my epiphany that while I can spare at the very least 1-2 hours writing time a day I want to do something drastic, dramatic and hell, being honest, kind of completely self-indulgent. 

I want to escape.

I figure maybe Virginia Woolf was right, and I’m of course taking her in her most literal sense, and also…I’m a dude…but hey maybe I need a room of my own.  Maybe I should go through with renting out a shitty hotel room for a week, use up some of that vacation time, shut down all forms of social media and just spend a week, locked away, with a word processor, plenty of alcohol, and a fervent need to finish a book. 

I think I can do it, but maybe it’s a stupid idea, or maybe it’s not and I just want to be talked out of it.  What do you all think?  Have you ever wanted to escape, and how would you do it? Is it probably not a good idea to have “plenty of alcohol” listed but not food? Anyway hope your week is going well and happy scribbling!


About CJE

I'm a writer from Columbus, OH. @CJEskew
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2 Responses to On Escapes

  1. bethsmash says:

    I think that’s a fantastic idea! What better inspiration to creativity than doing something out of the norm? Even as simple as getting a crappy hotel room in Cbus might be, I feel like there’s a lot of opportunity there, not to mention the lack of distractions we face in our home lives. A week sounds like a bit much, but that’s because I zealously guard my vacation hours.

    • cjeskew says:

      Thanks Beth! Yeah I was thinking maybe a full week is a bit much, but since I have Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays off I was thinking maybe just take off a Fri and a Monday so that may be enough time.

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