How to Enjoy a Fun Vacation on a Budget!
Does your job make you want to say, "Beam me up, Scotty?" Do you keep staring out your window, praying to see the Doctor's blue police box materializing on your front lawn to zip you away to new and old worlds? Would Chewbacca and Han Solo's faces appearing at your door be a welcome sight? Then you don't need a mere vacation. You need an extraordinary vacation!
"But I don't have much money!" I hear you saying. "I can't afford to leave my pressing responsibilities behind." But what if I told you that you could take that extraordinary vacation, it wouldn't cost you more than a few dollars, and you'd physically never leave the house?
You guessed it. Your get away from the mundane world, to spend hours of glorious fun in another world, awaits you in an exciting book. Once you find yourself in another world, on an adventure like no other, your mind will be far away from your day-to-day world. You will literally be on vacation for less than $10.
Your mental health may depend on reading fiction books.
Reading fiction has been shown to:
- Bring new experiences to your life, as if you'd visited the places described.
- Stimulate your brain with new experiences and information, reducing memory loss and promoting growth.
- Increases blood flow to the brain.
- Introduces us to a broader set of experiences.
- Provides a real relaxing and stress-reducing break from daily life, enabling you to tackle your responsibilities with renewed energy.
Do you want to get away on a small budget? Reading an enjoyable book will do the trick. But where to start? There are certainly a lot of great books and authors out there. But I know the books you'll find here will provide the entertaining vacation you're looking for.
My name is R. L. Copple. I have written several fun science ficton and fanasy novels that will accomplish the above benefits. To start your vacation, visit my author store, or browse my published page, which includes samples and links to find them at Amazon and other online retailers.
Thank you for dropping by. Now, grab a copy and go enjoy your vacation. You deserve it!
Reality Game – Day 20
Wed, 24 Sep 2014
This Tuesday was a little weird for me. Last night I wrote my blog article for Spec Faith. Started it later than planned, so was up until almost 8 am getting it done. I knew I’d at least need to sleep until 2 pm. When my alarm went off, I could tell my body wasn’t ready to go. I had a critique group meeting starting at 2:30. Thought maybe I’d go after pulling myself together. Better late than none, but I just couldn’t motivate myself.
I ate some breakfast and checked email. By the time I started to think about printing out a section to take to critique, it was getting to be 4:30. Since it ends at 5, not much point. So still feeling groggy, I spent some time on the infidelity forum. My body demanded more rest, so took an hour nap until 7 pm.
Wife came home after I pulled myself out of bed. We realized we never bought the fish for me to fry, so we ended up going to grab some BBQ at a local place called Holy Smokes. Very tender and delicious. A ton better than what I subjected Grace to in Dallas last year. We watched “Yesterday’s Enterprise” while we ate, a popular episode o f ST TNG. We’d finished going through the Firefly series (boy, sure wish there were more, just enough to whet your appetite), so I picked back up on Extant, a science fiction series I’ve been picking at here and there.
Finished that. Had a Skype call with my daughter in Mississippi. Watched a few YouTube videos as I didn’t feel like doing much of anything. Briefly considered just going to bed early and actually having a morning before work in the afternoon because I didn’t feel in the mood to do anything.
But by the time I got my wife to bed and did the bookkeeping for her business (light today), it was nearing 12:30 am. I saw I could have a good night to get some writing done. So I took my meds, answered some more threads on the infidelity forum, then by 2 am I was sitting down at my computer with prunes, cashews, and a hot cup of peach tea.
Typed away for an hour and a half and got in 1000 words. Not too shabby, all things considered. Not as fast as I used to type, but faster than I’ve been of late. Better than the 600 in an hour and a half I did last time. That finished out Chapter 2. I have vague idea where this is going, but not sure yet how it will develop. These stories tend to have plenty of plot twists and turns in them, and I’m focusing on the relationship dynamics more too. Especially after what happened in the last book, Virtual Game. Spoilers!
So decided by the time I wrote this blog, I’d be ready for bed. Getting close to 4:30 now, so I’ll get some decent sleep before the alarm wakes me at noon. So at least this strange day involved making more progress on the novel. But I’ll probably have to take a break the next few days to get that short story written, compile my submissions, write part two of my infidelity blog post on trust, and try to take over the world. So getting words in on the novel may not happen until later this week. We’ll see how it pans out. Wednesday, however, is more cleaning work. All afternoon and don’t usually get back until around 8 to 9 pm.
Day 1: 444 words
Day 14: 456 words
Day 18: 687 words
Day 20: 1041 words
Novel total: 4399 words