Often what stands in the way of you and your book is your everyday life.
For some just thinking about writing a book, when there’s a job to be done, kids to feed, a partner to please, car to wash, shopping, cleaning, cooking and whatever else you cram into your day to day life, brings them out in a cold sweat.
I often hear potential authors say, if only I could take myself away from….
I get it. When I was living with someone (ok I admit it, I had an annoying husband…) it was almost impossible to write. There were constant interruptions and I watched my precious writing time disappear into the ether.
The best time I ever had, was a week away on a writing retreat, where I was ensconced with 15 other potential fiction writers. All I had to concentrate on was writing and the odd cooking session (when it was my turn). I felt like a writer, I lived like a write, I was a writer and I wrote. It was amazing.
Remembering that, and once I found a great place in Spain near my home to hold small retreats, it became a no brainer to re-create that experience for my customers.
Everyday I awake to pure peace. As I walk the dogs, I watch the sun rise over the hills, drinking in the warmth of a new day. A day which will unfold magically unlike any other. Each new experience waiting to be captured, weaved into my life and my book journey. You can experience this too (I will even loan you my dogs).
Reasons to come to a writing retreat
- To find inspiration for your book
- To turn your ideas into something worth publishing
- To pull something you are writing into shape
- To find out how to plan, write, publish and market your book & yourself
- Find time and space to write
- Share your ideas with like-minded people
- Get away from your annoying people who don’t get your desire to write…
If you want to get a book kick-started, there is no better way, than getting away. It doesn’t have to be a retreat (I am of course biased), but it does need to be a place where you can work in your way, to achieve your writing outcomes.
Where could you go get away?:-
- The garden shed – with a big padlock
- The beach or another quiet location
- A hotel
- Rent an apartment
- Go on retreat
Whichever option you choose, what is important is that you make the time to write and be a writer.