My ideal day is getting lost in a book or binging on Netflix and cuddling with my cat and my dog. Oh...writing too. But the writing is only ideal when my muse is talking to me, and we haven't been on speaking terms as of late. Which is exactly what I'm hoping to change this weekend.
Writing trips haven't been in the budget since we bought our home. Old homes are serious money pits, y'all. We haven't taken any trips, but hey...the blue floral shag and kitchen carpet is gone.
I'm changing my lack of writerly travel today. In less than 12 hours I'm heading to my very first writer's retreat with my local RWA chaptermates. I've been stalled on my publishing track, and I'm hoping to be inspired to change that over the next couple days. I'm also hoping for a massive influx of words, but I'm not sure how I'll perform in that aspect because I've never done great work while surrounded by people.
I think it goes back to working in a restaurant as a manager. I'm constantly looking around to see what others are doing and how they are enjoying themselves. Hopefully, I can get over that quirk and get something productive done this weekend, but even if I don't, I'm excited to be surrounded by women who have tons of experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm.
I'm going back and forth between being super excited, and super nervous. Mainly because there is no escape for this introvert once I get there. But I make it a goal to try something new every NaNoWriMo, and this year, it's going to be writing with other people.
I'm bringing wine and headphones. LOL. Do you write better in groups or alone? And have you ever been on a writing or work retreat before? I'd love to hear about it.
See you all when I'm on vacation!