On WOW! Women On Writing’s blog, The Muffin, I posted today about why I made the effort as a single parent of a 5-year-old to go on a writing retreat this past weekend. Here’s what I said:
You need a writing retreat. Yes, you do. I didn’t know this year when my writing group planned a retreat at the lake, if I would be able to attend. Sometimes, things like this seem overwhelming as a single parent, and I often question, “Is it worth the planning and trouble before I even get there?”
Yes. A thousand times yes.
I went with four women writers who are a complete and total inspiration to me because all of them are actively working on their novels. And let me tell you, these novels are good! I read the first 40 to 70 pages of all of them this past weekend, and I felt like I was reading published books. My group can write, and that inspires me to get back in the seat and create something they can read!
So that’s one reason why it is worth it–I am feeling the stirrings of getting back to fiction.
To read the rest of the post, please visit WOW!’s blog here.