We'll start with xenodocheionology. This bizarre word is something I can actually use to describe myself. It means a love(r) of hotels and inns. There's nothing more fun, as a writer, to check into a bed and breakfast and hole up for a few days writing.
Xylophone is a word that I can also get behind. One of my favorite jazz musicians played the xylophone and vibraphone like nobody's business. That guy was Milt Jackson. He played alone, with greats like Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery and John Coltrane, and with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Later, he formed the Milt Jackson Quartet. I had the privilege to see him in person up in Boston, and it made an everlasting impression on me. Sunflower is his best album ever.
Lastly, Xi is the fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. It reminds me that I will be teaching creative writing in Greece in June! And then we'll hop over to Istanbul. Can't wait to hit the bazaar, see the blue mosque and hang out on the Black Sea drinking Turkish coffee. Xi, hah!
Where do you go to get away and write? If you could go anywhere on a writing retreat where would it be? Which jazz musicians do you like? Seriously, check out Milt Jackson's Sunflower.
Two more days for A to Z, oh my!