I’ve thought about coming to Italy to write for a few years now. My dream to spend two weeks alone in a beautiful relaxing place on the Amalfi Coast with the intent to write has come true.
I have been in Positano for the past ten days and have found my inspiration and my muse in this peaceful environment I call Paradise. Can you see why?
I have a few more chapters to go to complete the first draft of my novel, Critical Cover-Up, a psychological thriller. Then will come the editing and rewriting. Stay tuned as I hope to publish by the spring of 2017.
Hotel Pupetto, a small family-run hotel on Fornillo Beach has been the perfect place for me to write.
The stunning view of the sea from my hotel room balcony has allowed me to enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The sounds of the waves have lulled me to sleep every night and I have found a sense of tranquility here.
Since Wi-Fi is intermittent, it can be frustrating at times, but I’ve been able to connect to social media and the internet when I found it necessary to do research, thanks to a few little tweaks I learned from Ciro, the hotel manager.
All the waiters, Fabio, Antonino, Domenico, Raphael, and Francesco, and Giuseppe, the chef, have learned my favorite beverages, aqua (still), prosecco, and cappuccino, and have made me feel like I was part of the family.
And Andrea would certainly know that, as he carried my 30+ pound bag down the path and all those steps acting as if it was no problem. Grazie, Andrea.
I feel fortunate to have been able to live out my dream here. I have a few more days to enjoy, and when I leave, the hotel will also close for the winter, since their season ends. Most of Positano shuts down for the winter, since this is a beach community. It has actually been a joy to be here without the crowds of the summer.
And now a copy of my book is in Positano!
Thank you Hotel Pupetto for everything. You know I will be back.
(Disclosure: I received a discount on my accommodation by Hotel Pupetto.)
Check out my Instagram account for my photos of Positano and other places in Bella Italia.