Not really. I just thought it sounded better than “on vacation” which I’m not actually off doing either. I’m heading back to my home city today to wrap up lose ends, meet with my editor and run a bunch of long overdue errands.
I’ll actually be bringing my netbook with me, so I can keep working on the books. I just can’t stand a week with no work at all getting done. But there is the very real possibility that I won’t have a reliable net connection while I’m there so there won’t be any updates on the books status until I get back.