Procrastinating On the Beach

Today was procrastinating on the beach day.

I was so tempted to just lay out a blanket and hang out for hours like I used to when I lived one block from the beach. I still live a mile away from the beach but we have a breakwater where I live, unlike Hermosa Beach which doesn’t and so you get this:

Of course, there are pros and cons to living this close to the ocean. Sometimes, the tide gets too close to your front door but that’s when the city berms the sand right in front of your house during certain parts of the year. And other parts, you get the clear view of the waves the hear them from your bedroom window.

That means I haven’t been writing. After spending yesterday celebrating Lil Dude’s birthday, I was too tired to do any writing after he went to bed but I’m hoping to do some catch-up today. Got my cover for the first of ten novellas and I should get started with it. The goal is 17K (actually it’s 15k but I’m giving myself some leeway) and it’s going to be an exercise in getting a full story down in 15k words.

I’m actually looking forward to it. I just have to tell myself not to look at the two other novels that I’m supposed to get written by March!

Visiting the Old ‘Hood #hermosabeach

I decided to do a quick visit with a friend in the South Bay for a few hours after I dropped off Lil Dude at school and since I got a bit earlier than we’d planned, I decided to visit my old ‘hood.

Yup, Hermosa Beach is my old neighborhood. I didn’t live on the Strand but one block away. I still got amazing views of the ocean and at night, my friend and I would take long walks on the Strand. In the mornings, I got together with friends to play beach volleyball.

That’s ancient history now since I moved away from the South Bay when I got married but my studio office is still there and I go see longtime clients once a week.

It was a cloudy and dreary day but there’s nothing like feeling the sand between your toes and hear the surf. Today was a first for me to park the car and get on the sand and I even did a live stream while I was at it on Instagram. I had no idea what I was doing but to whoever saw it, thanks for watching!

Hope you guys are having a wonderful day!