Thursday, 21 November 2013

Thursday, or Thereabouts - November 21, 2013

I'm outta here...

I'm going away this weekend even though I still can't see straight.
So there! 
Take that you unbidden, unwelcome blotch
 occupying centre stage in my visual field.

I've been charted, scanned, and neurologically checked out with no fault found. I've spent three weeks going round and round;
obsessing, lamenting, and worrying.
Enough already!

It's time to get on with life and so I'm spending the weekend away at a writer's retreat.

"Turning Leaves" is the annual Fall offering from the dynamic duo at Writescape, Ruth E. Walker and Gwynn Scheltema. (If you are a writer, do not pass up an opportunity to attend one of their retreats.) Who knew way back in the heat of July when I registered, how timely this retreat would be for me? I'm not going to place huge demands on myself for this escape to write, no word counts, page or chapter goals, just a gentle time in the company of supportive writers and facilitators in a resort setting.

The words will come and I and my fountain pen will be ready to write what I can for as long as I can.

Que sera, sera.

©2013 April Hoeller


  1. Happy resting and writing! Here's hoping your health issues disappear soon too

  2. Looking forward to writing with you, April. We'll make it work for you at Turning Leaves. No word counts. Just immersion in the writing life and inspiration any way you want it.

    1. Thank you Ruth. I know that I can trust you and Gwynn to be there not just for me but for all who attend this 'escape to write'. It will be good to get away.

  3. Lucky you! A writers retreat sounds WONDERFUL! Enjoy!

    1. Lucky indeed, Ev. If ever you have the chance to go on a writer's retreat, do so. The energy and support of a community of writers is great encouragement to stay the course and keep writing.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  4. Enjoy April! It WILL be great to be in the company of other writers who understand.

    And Ruth and Gwynn are wonderful and conscientious facilitators. If anyone can make it work, they will!