This weekend I'll be away at a writers' retreat. It's one I go to every year with members of a crit group I've been with for more than a decade. We're all friends as well as crit partners.
We go to the same place every year and the weekend follows a similar pattern: walks, workshops, writing. We stay in the same block of apartments near the beach. It's very comfortable and familiar now. Some years we've focused on the workshops and had very little writing time. This weekend, we'll have two workshops and lots of writing time.
So, why go on a retreat and not just spend the weekend at home writing?
Therefore, the retreat means I'll write a lot more than I usually would on any given weekend. I really need that at the moment because my writing time has become sporadic and that achieves nothing. I need a push-start to get it back to routine.
(The pics are from last year's retreat.)
E E Montgomery
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