I am eating the frozen pupusas that I mentioned in the previous post. Actually, they’re pretty good. Although 14 year old Andrew walked in, picked one up, asked “Does this have meat in it?” and when answered in the negative, threw it right back down on the tray.
Back to writing: today I put Scarlett on an airplane to return to LAX. Before she left, we talked about having our second Mother-Daughter Writer’s Retreat over Thanksgiving.
I wondered how it could be improved, so I decided to do a little bit of research and found a couple of relevant articles on The Write Life. The first one, 37 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2018, was just what it said. This was the one that told me that Scarlett and I are on the right track. These retreats were, it seemed, mostly on another continent and mostly $1200-$3000 not including airfare. “What kind of writers have money for this?” I wondered.
Want to Reach Your Writing Goals? Try a DIY Writing Retreat was more helpful. Alicia de los Reyes | @likesoatmeal suggested that we 1) Change our Scenery (check) 2) Have a goal (working on it) and 3) Make a schedule for yourself. (working on it).
I found another essay advocating the self-study writer’s retreat by Holly Robinson in the Huffington Post: Why you need a writing retreat and how to make the most of it. Most helpful suggestion: Do it four times a year. Wow, Scarlett, did you hear that? I’m not just behind on my submissions challenge, I’m behind on writer’s retreats too.