Feeding the chipmunks led to thoughts of a children's book.
Paddling on Lake Huron on a piece of fiberglass-covered Styrofoam gave me ideas toward a Young Adult book I've been battling with for years.
Walking on the beach watching the waves rush to my feet, sent my mind reeling with thoughts of messages in bottles and bodies washing ashore.
Building sandcastles...see above.
So after a few wonderous days of swimming and miniature golf, I find my hands busy with laundry and cleaning and my brain buzzing with ideas. Apparently, "vacation" time away from a keyboard to try new things can do a writer a little good!
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