For Christmas my darling husband bought me a voucher for a two night stay in a cottage in Daylesford (which is in the Victorian spa region and one of my all time favourite places to visit). Here’s the important bit, this stay is just for me. On my own. So I can WRITE!
I’ve yet to book my stay (because it needs to be off-peak and we’re just coming out of summer) but I’m so excited. I think about it all the time. Because with two young children plus the cat, fish, chickens, elderly friend, extended family and a home to look after time alone to write is more precious to me than diamonds (although if he had given me diamonds I certainly wouldn’t have been complaining).
But I’ve never been on a writer’s retreat and I’m curious, if you have what did you do? What did you take? How did you manage your time?
And if you haven’t, why not? Do you plan to? Did you (like me) not really know they existed?
I’d love to hear from you and of course, when I finally go, I’ll let you know all about it.