Writing on vacation always sounds like something I can do. I love to write and I love to be on vacation. I always think that being relaxed and having fun will free my mind to work on my stories. And that’s true. I do find myself less stressed and my mind starts playing with story ideas when I decide to drift in that direction. In fact, some of my best ideas come when I’m on vacation (or running or in the shower or reading a book) and I’m quick to jot them down before I forget them.

But I also want to spend time with my family and explore the area.

On my recent trip to Kaua’i, I actually wrote a scene for my novel. I had planned to write two so getting one done was pretty good. I wrote in the morning, before the kids had woken up (we have three teens so sleeping in is one of the things they do best) and it was nice. But then I was happy to put it away and jump into the day.

What about you? Do you write on vacation? If so, do you set goals or just write as the mood strikes you?