Apologies for the late post, but last night my brain had been squeezed dry of words. Why? Because I spent this weekend on a writer’s retreat, typing my fingers ’til the nails chipped and leaping forward on my wip.
This is the fourth year in a row Therese and I, and our romance novelist buddy Elena Greene, have rented a cottage and devoted a weekend solely to writing our novels. Every year we get a ton of writing done. Freed from family obligations and distractions, we write in marathon sessions, taking breaks only to walk or eat a meal. In the evening we come together, compare progress, talk about writing and drink plenty of wine. It’s become an oasis of fellowship and writing that we look forward to all year long. (That’s Therese on the left looking lovely and fresh, as usual. And as usual after a long writing session, I look like a hag who needs more coffee.)
[Note from Therese: don’t listen to her; she doesn’t remotely resemble a hag as you can see for yourself, and she–unlike me–can actually construct full sentences without caffeine.]
Interested in planning a writer’s retreat for yourself? Here are a few tips we’ve learned over the years to maximize writing and fun.