Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Impromptu writer's retreat

Okay, so I'm not retreating anywhere, but the partner-in-crime has officially flown the coop for two weeks. He's got some international thieving to do, and I'm stuck here by my lonesome. I don't like staying by myself, never have, and now I have two loooooooooooong weeks to slog through before he shows up again to shower me with jewels and lost treasures.

So I decided to call the next two weeks my impromptu writer's retreat, or re-treat, since I'm not actually going anywhere. I'm curious to see how much writing I get done in the evenings with nothing but the TV and my faithful sidekick Scout to distract me (formidable foes, make no mistake). I have dreams that I'll have the current rewrite totally done by the time he gets back, but I'm realistic enough now to know that I can't actual bend the laws of time and space to my will (much as I try). I will, however, make a more concerted effort to set aside blocks of time I normally dedicate to family to writing. And who knows, I could have several chapters completed upon his return.

How's the hidey hole going for most of you? I know there are a lot of Nano and Nanorevmo workers out there, are you enjoying your own writer's retreat (by election or force)?

5 comments:

CATHY CHAPATY said...

Enjoy the quiet comforts of home writing sans the distracting hubby!

Melissa Gill said...

I'm Nanoing away, but have to go out tonight. I hope you get a lot done without the hubs there to distract you. Keep us posted.

Emy Shin said...

Good luck -- hope you'll enjoy your writer's retreat, and that it'll be fruitful!

Christina Lee said...

Sounds wonderful! Good luck!

Anna Zagar said...

TV??? Not on this writer's re-treat. Nope. Because you're a writing soldier. Not a sofa spud. A few chapters? Finish. That. Rewrite. You can do it!