Today's question: Describe your dream writing retreat. Where would you go? Who and what would you bring?
To answer this question, I need to let you in on reality first. I write anywhere and everywhere. I don't really have a spot that's always used for writing, or a routine I perform before settling in to write (which amuses me, because I am the queen of routine [heh, rhyming...]). Maybe that's my problem, the reason why I have such a hard time writing these days. Maybe I need a space, or routine, or soundtrack, or something to get me in the mood to write.
Anyway, normally I use my laptop (handwriting works in a pinch, but it makes my hand tired after a while, and I scratch a lot of stuff out when I write). I'm usually curled up in bed or a corner of the couch, with either C's music or chattering children in the background. I prefer to not be bothered, since interrupted trains of thought usually never return to me, but that doesn't always happen. My ideal writing retreat?
|All photos courtesy of Sunsurfer (which no longer exists :( )|
Ideally, I would be there by myself (it's how I would be most productive), but realistically, I would probably bring C and the pooch along, because what fun is it being in such a magical place if you have no one to share it with? Someday, when I'm rich and famous, I'll be able to build a treehouse in the woods. And then I will post pictures, so you can share in the magic. :D
Where is your ideal writing retreat?