3.31.2009

Book Update, The Art of Packing and A Holiday by the Sea


I am extremely happy to report that I have finished the rough draft of my very first novel! For the past three months I have been working feverishly, yet happily. Now that I am faced with the rewrite, however, I feel that the real work is about to begin! *sigh*

But before I jump in, I am celebrating this minor accomplishment by going on a three week vacation to Portugal and England. I have never been to Portugal and am very much looking forward to a holiday by the sea...

This upcoming vacation is yet another opportunity for me to try and pack stylishly and efficiently... With my England trip last October I was highly dismayed to have packed way too much- I must have used only 50% of what I brought- which has made me a firm believer that lugging around excess baggage is never a good look.

So this time around I am going to try an experiment. For the entire three weeks I plan on only bringing minimal clothing- 2 cashmere sweaters, 2 pairs of jeans, 4 tops, 4 dresses, 1 bathing suit, 2 pairs of ballet flats, one pair of flip flops (for the beach), and a pair of heels.

I will either feel incredibly liberated with the lack of excess baggage, or I will curse the heavens that I didn't pack enough! Only time will tell...

I would love to know, how do you pack for a trip?


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9 comments:

CashmereLibrarian said...

Congratulations! This is so fantastic. Put me on the list for a signed first edition!

As for packing, I can't bear leaving anything behind so I inevitably over-pack. I fantasize about getting so organized that I can even fit everything into a carry-on, but honestly, that's never gonna happen...

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Cashmere- I am so guilty of over packing too! I will let you know how this experiment goes...

And thanks so much for your support with my book :)

vicki archer said...

It is so liberating traveling light- I don't know why I don't do it more often!! xv

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Vicki- It should be liberating and I intend to find out... Ah to travel light!

Jenavira13 said...

Have a wonderful trip and I cant wait to hear about the new book. But the real question what scent are you packing for the trip?

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thanks Jena! I'll be bringing my standbys: Stella and Narciso and my new favorite Unconditional Love... and I, of course, plan on purchasing new delights at duty free. I know I said I was packing light with clothes but that clearly does not apply to fragrance lol!

Primrose said...

Oh well done! It is a great achievement to have completed a first draft! So many people say they are going to do it and then give up. I think you were most wise to take a break before you start the editing and polishing process. I am very excited for you! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and came back refreshed to the MS. I will look forward to catching up with all your adventures through your Blog.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you Primrose- It's lovely to hear from you... the book is coming along swimmingly :)

marry said...

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!
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