I grew up partially in my Dad's printing plant. One of the many things I loved about that was hanging out in the front office, which was cleaner and more organized than the rest of the shop, but not by much. And one of the best things about the office was the office supplies. I particularly loved the pads of paper headlined "While You Were Out" with handy pre-printed lines to write the message on. I LOVED those pads.
Alas, they did not survive. But check out the photo to the left of some simple scratch pads that did. The business itself did not survive the onset on computerized printing in the eighties, and went bankrupt. Tough times. But I digress.
Because the point is that I will be out. Overseas. Across the pond. Gone fishing. Whatever. It is time for the annual Let's Go Write workshop in France, this year in Collioure. Last year, I think I actually managed to post once or twice, but maybe I just made that up. It might well happen this year, too.
But I have also made provisions for while I am out. I have lined up a couple of fun oldie but goodie posts from the archives, written and scheduled a couple of new ones, and also created a couple of link posts that I think you'll like, drawing on the eight years of content (and 1266 posts) from this blog. So there you have it. All will not be lost. There will be a dim shadow of a Charlotte here.
But, alas, I've put the Inventive Writing Prompt blog and weekly posts on hiatus until I get back. But don't despair. As of this writing, there are 392 prompts there, so that ought to keep you busy for awhile.