It's Monday morning, the birds are singing and I am totally refreshed having spent the weekend at a writing retreat. If you know me, you know that I love nothing more than packing my car on a Friday afternoon and trundling off to wherever for a weekend of dedicated writing. So having spent the last three days in the delightful company of three other authors - I'm now home to start a fresh week.
I appreciate that some readers might not fully understand the significance or mindset which comes from attending writing retreats. Over the years, I've had many people suggest their costly, their indulgent and possibly, not productive but I believe otherwise. As always, I set a goal: 10,000 words. I managed 8,500 during the retreat and finished off on arriving home with a weekend total of 10,332 words! I can't complain about that.
It wasn't a tutor led retreat but a dedicated writing one, so I set up my writing spot in the dining room and away I worked, thanks to the delightful delivery of tea!
I had a change of scenery, laughed a great deal given that my co-authors are hilariously witty and have eaten some truly delicious meals. What's a girl to do, but enjoy!
And so, begins another week of writing boosted by a weekend away working!