My current WIP is about a girl on a road trip. It's tentatively titled Cai Perry's Big Adventure, but I suck at titles.
This Friday I get to embark on a little road trip of my own. It won't be nearly as much as the story. For I get to travel with my mother and two children. Not a cute boy. But I'm going to visit my best friend, so it's all good.
Anyway, I was putting together my trip binder (it's part of the story) and I got to thinking about how cool a three month road trip would be. If only I had unlimited resources (money, a nanny, a nicer car) and an insane amount of vacation time. I would totally do it. Then I got to thinking about if it would be possible to take a leave of absence from work. It'd be like a maternity leave :-) as I would be birthing a book. Right? Or experiencing everything to make it better. The SCBWI gives out a WIP grant, but I missed the deadline this year. Maybe I should start planning for next year. The trip is pretty much all planned out. All I have to do is take it.