Last weekend, W. S. Gager, Tess Grant and I arranged our first writers’ retreat. It was fabulous (and not just because I didn’ t have to wipe anyone’s bum for twenty-four hours.).
We had time to catch up on all the things going on in our lives, the progress on our current works in progress, and even some time to write. I had hoped to finish the Warden’s Lantern and I think I got really close to finishing the rough draft. It just needs some good critiques.
At another writers’ meeting, someone asked how I find time to write. She had kids and a full time job and is exhausted every night. Yes, I understand. Most nights, I just want to sit in front of the television and watch Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs to remind myself that changing diapers isn’t so bad.
But if you want to do something, you have to make time for it. An hour, an afternoon, a weekend. I think W. S. Gager, Tess Grant and I will be making more time for our next writers’ retreat.