Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Outcome of a Writer Retreat

I only had one regret, I didn't stay longer.


I spent some time reflecting. 
Even though I went with four fellow writers, it was a productive and solitary experience.

Quick walks to stretch the legs near the lake were tiny rewards 
of the weekend.
I managed to whip out twenty PiBoIdMo ideas and 7k on my new YA wip. Just the mere fact I didn't have to worry about cooking dinner or sweeping the floors was a blessing. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. 

There you have it. Are writer retreats necessary? No. Worthwhile? Yes. Well, I guess that would depend on what you put into them. ;)

Write on, folks~

15 comments:

  1. The pictures are beautiful, Candilynn! Glad you had fun and got lots of work done at the retreat.

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  2. Yes, the photos are beautiful. I would go just for the view and camaraderie!

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  3. Glad you were able to accomplish so much! Bet it was relaxing. I could use a retreat like that.

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  4. That sounds wonderful. Glad it was so productive.

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  5. Sounds lux! I LOVE my regular summer writing retreat, and I seem to often start projects there. Very worthwhile!

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  6. Wow. Lovely! Glad it was productive for you.

    I know what you mean about not cooking and cleaning. So many afternoons, if I didn't have to stop writing when the fam comes home, I could really get on a roll and write thousands of words. But, alas, duty calls...

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  7. It looks gorgeous! I'm so glad you had a good time. :-)

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  8. Thanks Deanie, Diane, Alex, Mary, Catherine, Melissa, and Lexa for all your sweet comments and encouragements. Headed over to all your blogs today. :D

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  9. YES! Oh man, not having to worry about food and cleaning... If all goes according to plan I'm going on one the second week of December, a cruise retreat (so all the yummy food I can eat and housekeeping!) to plot out the next 5 years worth of books and marketing. Hello! I am so ready.

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  10. Sounds divine, Candilynn. You did awesome. I love the colorful trees there.

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  11. I just went on my first one a couple of weeks ago. What a great experience, but I will enter the next one much better prepared to work and have a planned agenda.

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  12. The pictures look so serene. Glad you had a fun and productive time. :)

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  13. It sounds like the perfect getaway - therapeutic AND productive!
    Writer In Transit

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  14. gorgeous! would love to go on a rejuvenating retreat!

    lucky you!

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