Just me and my writing therapy dog, Maybee for the next two weeks.
I started out November with some pals, committing to workout and swim 6 days a week. So far, I’m crushing it. We’re calling it No Excuses November. It’s working pretty well. And I thought to make another commitment to my writing.
I decided to declare publicly (here on this blog, and then also to my family) my own writing retreat. This great decision I think is what I’m supposed to do anyway, but I just don’t. SO, when I got a message from my pals Wade and Gary that they were having another writing retreat – I thought – I can’t go to theirs, but I can make my own here.
And then I got busy making it happen.
I have prepared for two weeks to work ahead so that I can have a week of my own private writing retreat. I have a cave to retreat to and everything. So, this week, as you read this, I’ve literally put myself in a time out. For five days (maybe ten), we’ll see how it goes. Here’s my schedule:
Wake up, kiss husband
Take kids to school
Pick up kids
Have fun with family
That’s a 5 hour block for me to write 5 days a week for the next two weeks. The preparation to have this time block has been extraordinarily with great preparation. I had all of my visits with all of my pals, scheduled all meetings and appointments. I even got the laundry done and made meals ahead of schedule. Ricardo is in charge of making me a sandwich. I’m sure I’ve forgotten something. Hopefully it’s not my pants.
So if you need me, leave a message!
What do you need and/or want to make time for?
Love from the Cave.
Addendum – Well, I woke up on day one of the writing retreat to snow! Um, I perfectly planned this on the calendar knowing it would be chilly, but Omaha weather went from 60 degrees to the teens literally overnight. Eff You Mother Nature. Once again, proof that nature is overrated. Sigh. Determined, I drudged out to the cave to start my heater anyway. The heater, apparently a little less determined, ironically won’t heat when it’s TOO cold, below 20 degrees. So, I trekked back in the house and set up camp in front of the fire place. I have headphones and blinders on. Let’s do this.