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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Where I Went …

Where I Went …


So a few weeks ago I mentioned that my husband had come up with a great idea for distracting me when everyone went back to school so I wouldn’t feel sad, or lonely, or like I’d made a horrible mistake and what was I doing thinking I could write full time …?!?!

Bob was traveling for business to Fort Myers, Florida, so I went with him and stayed at the Sanibel Harbor Resort.

Sanibel Bay

I’d been feeling a little frustrated and burned out. Here I was, now a full time writer, and I didn’t have the heart to get much writing done this summer. Turns out, all I needed was a change of venue …

In the hammock

… and attitude …


… because pretty soon I was cranking out something new.

New Office

I was mostly on my own during the day while my husband worked. But he did have one morning off and we took a waverunner tour to see dolphins!

Waverunner 2

Best “first week of school” EVER!

11 Responses to Where I Went …

  1. There you go! You just needed something to recharge your creative batteries.
    Cool you got to see dolphins. There are a lot of them in that area.

  2. Sheri Larsen says:

    Way to go! I love how your hubby thought of you. So sweet!

  3. Hilary says:

    Hi Dianne .. it sounded as though you just needed that nudge with a gentle break inbetween .. and lovely to spend that time with hubby … and then not go to school – yay for that! Good luck with the new project …

    Oh and I learnt that caged graves – were probably caged to keep the grave robbers out … the medics needed the bodies to do ‘their form of autopses’ … am I right?! Cheers Hilary

  4. Awesome! How fun to see “wild” dolphins up to close. Yeah! to the first week of school.

  5. Now, that’s a great way to find your muse! (and wonderful that your husband helped you with it.) Did you see any dolphins?

  6. Awesome, Dianne. We all need a break sometimes. Glad you’re getting back into your writing.

  7. We all need a break from writing sometimes. Glad you’re back into writing again. And sounds like a fun trip.

  8. J E Oneil says:

    Now that’s a great first week of school. It’s also an awesome way to get your muse going again. Sand, sun, writing all day…pure heaven.

  9. Yah, it’s amazing how much good a change of scenery can do. ^_^ I’ve gotten a lot of creative work done since getting back from DragonCon, the vacation really helped.

  10. mshatch says:

    You were only a hop skip and a jump from my favorite vaca spot: Sanibel Island. I can’t wait to go back next spring.

  11. Nice! I bet you’re moving now. =) I was feeling the same way while we were cramped into our tiny vacation rental between houses, but now…there’s space and the brain is expanding. Watch out world! 😉