Summer is winding down. This week on Romance Writers Weekly, we ask:
What's your favorite summer activity? Can you do it at home or does it require travel? Did you get to do it this year? Does the activity ever make it into one of your books?
If you joined me from Leslie Hachtel, welcome!
Our favourite summer activity is camping, and has been ever since the kids were babies. There were a few years when we didn't get out as often as we'd hoped, especially when the kids were in high school and busy with sports. But now that they are pretty much off on their own Mr. C and I have been taking advantage of every weekend we can.
We don't usually go too far. There are many, many beautiful places to camp within two hours of our house, so we tend to stick in that area. But this year we did pull the trailer to a few new places during ten days of holidays in July. It's a great way to see the world – I can't wait to do it more!
So far, I haven't written about trailer travelling in any of my books. But in my first romance, Mountain Fire, my heroine spent time alone on a mountain in an abandoned fire-spotting station. And in my most recent release, When Time Falls Still, my hero and heroine spend a few sexy days at his rustic cabin on a remote lake. So camping has made it into my stories – just not the kind we usually do.
We are still hoping to get out at least one more time before the Northern BC fall gets too cold. But the days are definitely getting shorter already. I'm not ready for summer to be over!
I wonder what Carrie Elks' favourite summertime activity is. She lives in England. Do you think camping is something she might do, too? Find out here!