I WON A “MAJOR AWARD!” (Think: A Christmas Story – leg lamp) — back in December, 2015.
It turned out to be a legitimate random drawing for three nights and four days at “When Words Count Retreat” in Rochester, Vermont, for myself and a guest. My husband and I checked in last Thursday!
We had no idea what to expect.
We became a bit concerned after traveling the last mile of our journey from southern New Jersey on a gravel-covered, narrow, backwoods road, and joked about “The Blair Witch Project”—(thanking God it was daytime).
BUT, WE WERE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED (and relieved) WHEN
…we pulled into the drive of a lovely white farmhouse sporting a welcoming red door.
Behind that door was a total writer’s paradise. In between the fabulous gourmet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner—and the cocktails, of course!) there was uninterrupted writing time! A concept completely foreign to me, until last week.
In the evenings, guests read portions of their current work, and the rest (including our host, Steve Eisner) critiqued what was read, in a professional, caring, and encouraging way.
With the food, the new friends we made, the spectacular mountain views, and crystal clear air, we felt completely pampered.
If you ever get the chance to go—do it!
SURRENDER to this, or some other RETREAT!
Your “Work in Progress” (and your soul) will be glad you did!
Have you ever attended a “writer’s retreat?” If you have, please share your experience (good or bad) in the “Comments.”
I’d love to hear your stories!