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As I just finished a major historical fiction novel and, after a year of readers critiques and editing I've just turned it over to a professional editor for the final run-through before submitting. (The novel is titled 'SHADOW OF THE LION', set in Babylon, Asia Minor and Greece after Alexander the Great's death in 323 BC). The novel itself was a long, long journey. And now the editing/publishing part is the last long haul.
Thing is, it costs to have a professional editor fine-tune you work, so I have had to put my long-range travel plans on hold for now, until I see what is left in my accounts once this major bit of work is done. Meanwhile, I am itching to go away somewhere (I have plans to head back to Greece, with a stop-over in either Amsterdam or Spain). So what I am doing while I wait for the outcome of the editing, is thinking of some local trips I can make.
You can always be a tourist in your own home town. I like seeing new places, museums, parks etc. that are just a short bus ride away. My friend and I are also thinking of going on a weekend trip over to the West Coast of Vancouver Island (Tofino). I haven't been there for a couple of years and it's a spectacular place to visit. I've also never been up to the Caribou to historic Barkerville, so that's another option. In the meantime, I have two media trips that I won -- one is a weekend at a Ranch Spa up in the Caribou and the other is a two-day all expenses hotel stay in Seattle WA.
So in spite of not being able to make definite plans for an overseas trip, I at least have these smaller shorter visits to look forward to. As a travel journalist I'm always looking for new places to write about. This should keep me busy for awhile.
Check out my travel blog for other local trips I make: http://travelthroughhistory.blogspot.com
or my website at www.ruthkozak.com
And don't forget I accept submission to my on-line travel 'zine that I edit/publish TRAVEL THRU HISTORY
www.travelthruhistory.com Read the submission guidelines before submitting.