Literary Pursuits

Writer’s Retreat

 This week a friend and I went “off the grid” for a mini writer’s retreat. We stayed in one of these cute little lakeside cabins.

It was a productive time. We both worked on our books, brainstormed with each other, and enjoyed probably just a tad too much off-topic chit-chat.

The weather was pretty blustery, though the sun was out for part of the time, but we had a lovely view of the lake from inside our cabin.  We pretty much had the entire place to ourselves, since it’s the off-season.

So… I am making [very slow] progress on my novel. I’m still not sure that it will ever be anything anyone will want to read, but I feel compelled to write it anyway. This week helped me figure out what to work on next, and what research still needs to be done at this stage.

It reminds me of working a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. You dump that thing out of the box and you wonder how you’re ever going to get it to make a picture. You start turning pieces over one by one, separating out the edges, sorting like colors together, and slowly it begins to come together. The more you get done, the faster it goes.

Maybe someday it will be finished.


  • Rebekah

    Oh, I know what those days of wondering if it will ever get finished are like! My first book took me 6 years of research and writing before it ever make it to print. I'm getting faster now. 🙂 I hope you keep writing because I'm interested in reading it.

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