Erin Green Author - blog
I've packed my notes, my laptop plus, my imagination and I'm out of the office for the weekend at a writing retreat. I know, it sounds indulgent but they work for me. Having spent many hours planning and plotting it is now time to write, write, write. And, so I shall.
I'd like to achieve a ten thousand word count whilst away. I'll blog as I go along and we'll see what the end result is come Sunday afternoon.
Friday afternoon: I arrived, unpacked and was greeted with the customary glass of Prosecco from my lovely host. There are five authors and one editor attending the retreat, each of us has our own agenda, goals and current project. It goes without saying that we each work in various manners and as we feel inclined. I have pitched myself in the reading room, the same spot that I occupied just three months ago whilst attending a previous retreat. I took the customary word count photo once settled and away I go!
Friday evening: after a hearty evening meal we resumed our writing. I managed to achieve 3,175 words as a daily word count which was a decent amount given that I hadn't written this morning. I tend to write more in the morning than late at night. I wrapped it up at ten o'clock so I could read before calling it a day.
Saturday: an early was my aim for this mirroring so, it was quick breakfast with the other authors and away I dashed. I have spent eight hours tip tapping away but the results are reflected in my word count, yay!
Sunday morning: Woohoo! By midday, I had achieved my goal of 10,000 words. This is why writing retreats work for me! They give me a focus for the weekend, amongst like minded people, where the only thing I need to think about is my writing project. I have a couple more hours in which to write until I leave for home. But the momentum of this weekend remains long after I've arrived home. Tomorrow's writing will be energised by this weekend's achievement helping to boost my productivity and efficiency over the coming days.