Erin Green Author - blog
This time next week, I'll be away on a writers' retreat in Devon with five other author lovelies busily tapping keyboards and shuffling the alphabet. I could continue with a book project that is nearing the end but that would mean my working week being a 'bit stop-startish' in order to complete or I could indulge myself and have a pure writing week and tap the keyboard till my little heart is content. Decisions, decisions? No. Not really, I'll opt for the latter rather than the former any day of the week. Blank page here I come! Though its not quite a black page as my brain began plotting a new project the very second I booked my writing retreat. Naughty!
I do have to confess this is the first of three writing retreats booked for 2021!
So, here's my plan. Last Friday, I got the post-it note supply box out along with my baby naming books and I played. At the end of my playing session I had a complete strand for a new character which will equate to about 35,000 words. That's more than enough to fill my five day jolly and make me deliriously happy. Good plan.
My followers know I love a writing retreat to throw myself into a project and forget all else. As always, I plan to tweet and post about my progress each day. Realistically, if I manage 4,000 words a day, I'll be a very happy bunny.
In the meantime, before I depart on my retreat, I am awaiting the arrival of my proofreading for the Christmas Book 'From Shetland, With Love At Christmas' which I need to read aloud to the dog. Shhh, he doesn't actually know yet. I completed a proofread on this book several weeks ago when I'd finished copy edits so I am expecting this second proofread to be an enjoyable task. Fingers crossed.