This weekend I’ve retreated from my home, the Internet, and the incessant political/poll phone calls.
I’m once again participating in the Northern Colorado Writers member retreat at a nearby guest ranch. We take over the bunkhouse which has private bedrooms, a kitchen for our snacks, coffee and tea, and a common room for our social time which includes games and a movie and just a little wine tasting.
The ranch dining room serves two awesome breakfasts for us and our Saturday night dinner.
And we have huge blocks of quiet writing time when we’re strictly forbidden to disturb each other.
Last year I churned out 13,000 words including a short story and a detailed outline. This year I’ll be working on a novel first draft that’s 2/3 complete, so I’ve upped my goal to 15,000 words in the hope I can finish before the start of NaNoWriMo and another brand new story.
It snowed Thursday night and more yesterday, so the ranch and the river that runs by the bunkhouse will be gorgeous. The photos are two of my favorites from past retreats.
Next week I’ll let you know if I made that 15,000 word goal or not. Wish me luck!