Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Yea for writing retreats!

This last weekend, I went to the beautiful town of Heber City, in the rugged mountains of Utah for a writing retreat. We stayed in a cabin (which it was not) with seven bedrooms, a Jacuzzi tub, king size log beds, a gorgeous kitchen with granite counter tops--you getting the picture?

Anyway, a bunch of us camped out in the game room on plush couches and wrote, wrote, wrote! We had a few contests, great food, and plenty of laughing. I grew close to a few of the women I'd never even known before, and I can honestly say, I count them as close friends now.

For a time, I didn't want to go to the retreat. I'd just gotten a new job, was very stressed about money, had a lot to deal with and wondered if I should back out. I'm SO glad I didn't! It refocused me with my writing and got me excited again. And I even signed up for nanowrimo while I was there. Now that's dedication!

If you have the chance to go to something like this, jump at it. Life will keep going without you for a couple of days. Sometimes you need a chance to refresh. I plan on going again next year too. Hope to see you there!


Nisa said...

It sounds fabulous. I'll keep looking for opportunities for one, believe me. I'm glad it helped you!

Old Kitty said...

Wow!! That's brilliant! Glad you went cos you your post is brimming with life and hope!! Yay!!!

Take care

By The Sword said...

Well done! Now go forth and write something awesome.

KarenG said...

I would love to do something like this.

Mary Gray said...

Wow! This retreat sounds like it rocks!! So jealous you got to go! Some day I will do this. Gotta wean the baby first. :)

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Karen, THEN COME! LOL Anyone can. Only about 20 can go at a time, so jump at the chance when it comes around next year! You'll grow so close to other writers, get so much work done, and yet, have a fun, relaxing weekend too. It's a total package.

Julie Daines said...

Sounds like a really great weekend. Glad you had a good time.

Madeleine said...

I would LOVE to go on a retreat and can relate to your last minute nerves. Glad it was a rewarding experience.

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