You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet? I’ve not been on FaceBook, I’m behind in replying to comments, e mails and reading blogs. I guess it was appropriate then, that at the end of a week where I’ve not been feeling too good, I should have a Mini Writing Retreat 🙂
On Saturday morning I made my way up the motorway to Shropshire (206 miles away) to attend Joanne Phillips book signing, and to meet the lady herself. In my excitement I didn’t take any photo’s but Jo is as lovely in person as she is on her blog 🙂
I now have the full JP collection 😉
It was The Hubster’s suggestion that I stay overnight, soooo, after a lovely lunch with Jo and her family it was back to the hotel, and the lovely large desk.
I’ve been away on my own (without The Hubster) a few times now, but never really alone, if you know what I mean. So this was a whole new experience!
I took a book and a couple of notebooks and ended up writing 24 pages by hand and reading a couple of chapters of my book. It was really relaxing, although I did miss the hustle and bustle of home. Don’t get me wrong, I like peace and quiet, but I also like to have a chat if I need it. So now I’m thinking the whole idea of a “writing retreat” on my own, for a week or a weekend probably isn’t the great idea I once thought it was ha ha ha…gawd, I’m such a home bird!
Still, I did enjoy walking round the grounds at 6.30 this morning and doing some writing outside 🙂
No Scrivener update, I’m behind on my lessons, so guess what I’ll be doing today?
Would you go on a writing retreat, on your own?