We all know that I get a tad obsessive about my writing projects. I think it’s because the characters start to be your best friends and the scenery becomes as real at the streets of your own neighborhood. Now, this doesn’t always work out well for me, especially when the demands of real life get in the way.
That’s exactly how I ended up at the When Words Count Writing Retreat at Mountain View Farms, Vermont–a very weak moment of writing obsession.
It wasn’t until I was driving up the final long meandering country road that I started to have reservations. My active imagination clicked into high gear. What exactly was I getting myself into? I hail from Maine, the land of Stephen King! I was starting to go a little Doloros Claiborne in my head, but my worries were unfounded.
I was about to slip into a writing paradise…
I let out a sigh of relief when I saw this place. It had this total homey feel to it, with sweeping views of the mountains, amazing walks right out the front door, and plenty of space to hid away and write.
The word retreat can mean so much. For me, this was truly about slipping into my new manuscript in a way that I’ve never experienced before. It’s total immersion into the story world. It gave me a chance to critique ideas as I went along and truly ponder the possibilities of this new piece of work.
When Words Count Writing Retreat is a gift to writers.
Am I inspired? The answer is quite simply, yes.
(Stay tuned tomorrow to hear about the amazing food… it deserves it’s own post!)