After forty-eight hours of
I think I'm suffering from withdrawal!
I always want to stay a bit longer in that sweet spot of quiet intensity, focused learning and personal journey that a writer's retreat offers.
In fact I'd say that such reluctance to leave is the hallmark of a good retreat experience.
The team of Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth Walker at Writescape truly do know how to craft, not just a good, but a great retreat for writers.
I am indebted to both these women for their ongoing support and encouragement.
Oh, and their good sense of fun, starry eyes and switched name tags and all!
Caroline Pignat was the guest author at this retreat. Clearly an accomplished writer and teacher, she not only gifted us with her writing skills but also with an open, honest presence throughout the retreat. Thank you Caroline!
Alas, the return to home is as reluctant as it is essential. The new techniques, insights and encouragement come together in the place where I do most of my writing. And here I sit, still in my bathrobe, at the harvest table in my sunlit kitchen reflecting on yet another fabulous writing retreat.
I'm back home and writing.
Life is good.
©2015 April Hoeller