Friday, June 29, 2012

Scary Writing Trip

Today I'm deviating from writing about relationships to say that I'll be going on a two week hiatus in order to take the trip of a lifetime. This is the scariest and most exciting thing I've ever done. I am going to Hungary alone to research the culture, people, and setting for the novel I'm currently writing.

I'm not a planner or an organizer, but I've been having to do both so that when I land, I don't go into full panic mode trying to figure out where I'm staying, where's the train station, and what in the heck does a repuloteri mean? (Hint: it means airport.) So, I've had to do the unthinkable. I planned my trip. After doing heavy research, I made online reservations to hostels. The one in Budapest is across the street from the train station I'll need to get to Pecs the next day. I arranged for a shuttle from the airport to the hostel. I've been making a list of all the places I want to go when I get to Pecs.

As unusual as all that is for me, I feel a lot more comfortable and confident about my upcoming trip.

It's usually a good thing for people to step out of their comfort zones and try something new. It will open up new worlds and possibilities that may not have seen possible. It will expose people to new ways of thinking and will show us what we are capable of and that we are stronger than we realize.

What sorts of things have you done that may have seen impossible at first? How did you accomplish it, and what did you learn? Experiences and stories like these are inspirational, and I'm eager to hear about yours.


  1. Hi fellow Wanapeep I hope you have a great trip and it meets all your expectations and more. A lovely and inspiring post. I remember years ago when I went into the profession I am have left to become a writer. thinking how can I do this I have 4 children to support, I can't go to university; I am not clever enough, I wont survive it. I did survive it and did well became more confident which lead me to follow my dream to become a writer. Keep on inspiring us and following your dreams that is what we are her for, to do the impossible and to be happy.

  2. That's fantastic, Athena. You're like Francis the peacock.

  3. I would love to travel somewhere and learn about a culture so I could write about it, but I'm struggling just to pay for an editor (let alone a whole trip!) But it would have been so cool to visit Greece and see some of the ruins and talk to the people and visit the countryside in order to write my series about Greek myths more accurately.

  4. Greece would be awesome! After the riots settle down. It's on my list of places I would love to visit someday.

    I used to be a huge Greek myth fan. While most of my friends were into the Nordic mths, I was soaking up any Greek story I could get my hands on. You'll have to let me know when you're book's for sale. I definitely want to read it.