Of the sixteen of us there, everyone met their goals. I know for me, this was the best retreat ever. I managed to get 289 pages of my finished wip edited and the background started for my new wip.
In the midst of all the work, we had a ton of fun. We brainstormed and chatted and laughed - and worked - a lot. This is something every writer should do at least once. It is well worth the money. Even if all you do is pack up and go to a hotel by yourself for the weekend, try it. Order room service if you don't want to go out, take lots of snacks, but put in the time to really concentrate on the writing. But don't forget to put your head outside once in a while. Fresh air really helps to brush away the cobwebs.
So now it's back to reality and our normal lives (if anyone can call the life of a writer normal). But the excitement lingers. I can't wait to get done with the stuff I *have* to do in order to get to my writing.
Birthdays: Dante Alighieri, Alexander Pope, Harold Robbins, Robert Creeley
Tips and Teasers: Things seem to be missing around your house. An old t-shirt here, some food there. Nothing major, just little things. But it keeps happening. Who or what is taking your stuff and what is he/she/it doing with it?
Thought for the day: "Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay." – Flannery O'Connor