Do you have a long list of things you’ll do just as soon as life gets a bit less busy? Or is there one big dream you can’t seem to make time for?
Last night I spoke to a friend who’s planning a novel and needs time and space to actually write it. We talked about writing retreats and how they sound like a great idea! Imagine getting away and having nothing to do except write.
Anyway, this week I’m on a kind of retreat, although not of the tranquil, isolated variety where you live like a hermit in a log cabin until your manuscript’s complete. Nor is it what immediately springs to mind when I hear the word ‘retreat’, which is a Monty Python-esque group of knights running away from danger (or real world responsibilities) while shouting ‘retreat!’ to one another in panic. Instead, I’ve taken some time away from work to catch up with old friends.
I have a few books to get through while we’re here, because reading is another of those things I always wish I had more time for.
And when I’ve caught up on all of that, it’s back to my current writing project. I’m on the second draft, so don’t have any words to share with you from it, but here are some photos from a location-scouting trip I took.