|View from my balcony writing space at Baker Creek Lodge|
at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Writing Retreat
So on this day of the first flash of winter to come, let me share how I kicked off summer. In early June I attended the Rocky Mountain Writers' Retreat. I had three days of writing in a beautiful lodge, in the Canadian Rockies, in Banff National Park, minutes away from Lake Louise with thirty other writers and one of my critique partners as my roommate. I had attended one other writing retreat a few years ago and knew the potential for serious headway on my manuscript. I also knew the power and magic that happens when you gather with one of your tribes. It feels good. There is the sense of friendship and belonging and hanging out with other people on their own version of this same crazy writing experience/journey that I am on.
|The view a few steps from my |
writing retreat door was this view.
|Feeling the flow of Baker Creek|
in between writing sessions.
I had hours of uninterrupted writing time in a natural setting. I loved it! Happy kick-off to summer!
Do you attend writing retreats? Where do you like to go? What are your favourite ones? Do you set aside a weekend with a couple of writer friends or do you go on more formally organized ones?