You Live Where? This was a question I received many times while at the National RWA Conference, so I thought I should take the opportunity on the Happily Ever After Thoughts blog to explain exactly where here is.
Here is St. Croix, an island in the Caribbean that is one of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. Yes, I am still in the United States :-) The other two major islands that make up this territory are St. Thomas (a regular stop on Caribbean cruises) and St. John (which is predominantly a nature reserve donated by Rockefeller).
St. Croix is what I call a “livable” island. It has some tourism including cruise ships (though only 3 or 4 a week in winter) and vacation hotels and condos. It also has an oil refinery, a Rum factory, the University of the Virgin Islands and many government offices which make up the major employers.
Of course, the best part about St. Croix is the weather and the beach :-) The temperatures are between 80 and 90 degrees year-round with lovely tropical breezes and the sunsets over the aqua blue Caribbean waters cannot be beat!
Do I actually get any writing done here? Yes, I do. But it is much more fun to be sipping a cocktail on the beach with a good romance book in hand. The only thing missing from this paradise is a few writing friends to share it with :-)
Now this is my idea of paradise!ReplyDelete
I can't complain, but I do, especially when I lose electricity because it's raining :-)ReplyDelete
Happy to see more photos of ur little island...Hope ur doing well and enjoying, although I know ur swamped writing...but that's enjoying, right? ;)ReplyDelete
Toodles from ur writing bud,
You bet writing is enjoyable. I've written 15 pages since I last saw you. It was great hanging out with you at Nationals!ReplyDelete
Talk about paradise! We just had a dust storm come through Phoenix and the surrounding areas. I swear my car looked like it had been painted in dust. We miss you back at VOS and your quotes at the end of each meeting! :)ReplyDelete
Looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.:) Do come back and visit us sometime!ReplyDelete
Hi Carol, yes I saw that dust storm. That one was huge. I definitely don't miss those, but I miss you all.ReplyDelete
Kim, I'll be back in April! :-) I'm speaking at Desert Dreams and I think at VOS.
Love your photos. It does look peaceful there. Maybe with good fortune and gentle winds, I'll be able to finagle a visit.ReplyDelete
We would love to have you, Christine! Guest room and bath with view of the ocean and your own sliding glass doors onto the veranda are awaiting you :-)ReplyDelete
Wow! Beautiful! For me, I think I'd be too distracted by the ocean and beaches to get any writing done. You have more willpower than I do!ReplyDelete
Hi Sidney. I don't know about that. I think it is because the beach is always right there, there is less a need to be on it every chance you get because every day is another chance. So I can't really take credit for the willpower. Besides, I tend to write from 10:00pm - 2:00am so no real sacrifice ;-)ReplyDelete
What a lovely place to live! Hubby & I visited St. Thomas a few years ago. You live in a very beautiful part of the world.ReplyDelete
Seems to me you are living in a piece of heaven. How lucky you are.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Maeve. I love the pace here :-)ReplyDelete
Hi Paisley, it is absolutely gorgeous, but extremely expensive. Luckily, the beach and friends are my favorite past-times when not writing :-)
Alexis, what fun to see it's just as gorgeous as I imagined -- you do great descriptions!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Laurie. And you do wonderful travel logs. I'm really enjoying your New York trip. I'm reading 1 a day. Just finished day 4 :-)ReplyDelete