Hello faithful followers, it’s Tamara here again! I know it’s been a few weeks since I last blogged, but it hasn’t been months – or has it? At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter how long it’s been, what’s important is I’m back and more importantly, back writing again.
As I detailed in my last blog post, I have made some changes in how I’m planning to go about my writing life. Most notably I was going to write more about what I’m most familiar with. So how is that going you might ask? Not bad. I’ve dusted off a couple of my ideas, brought them out into the light again, shelved a few (for now) and renewed my commitment to write something every day.
This brings me to today, my first full day at my writing group’s Annual Fall Writing Retreat. Some of you may recall I belong to a writing group here in my local community. The group hosts writing mornings, regular weekly meetings, which may or may not include guest speakers, and the spring and fall writing retreats. In years past the fall retreat has been held up at one of our local ski mountains, which was very beautiful, but unfortunately that particular venue priced itself right out of our market. Fortunately, the venue we host the spring retreat at had an opening in October, so we seized it.
When here I am plunged back into the writing mode in the most stunning log home, with supportive writers tucked away in every available nook and cranny. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I am not the most active member of this group, but I have to say, coming to the retreat always makes me feel like I’ve come home, and it’s a really nice to be kicking off my renewed writing life in this cozy environment.
I will provide a full retreat report next week. Until then here is my quote for the week.
“Success if the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out”.