What is a writing retreat really like?
February 1, 2009 4:25 AM Subscribe
I've been awarded a place in a month-long writing residency/retreat in the countryside. But I'm scared! What if I'm no good at it?
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I have managed to get a place in a prestigious writing retreat program in the north-eastern US, where I don't have to do anything except for write. I still have a few months to go before the retreat begins, but I'm already terrified. I'm worried that I'll have trouble getting anything done when I have such a huge empty block of time ahead of me. I'd really love to hear from any Mefites who have successfully completed such a retreat. Googling hasn't turned up much except that I shouldn't plan to finish ten novels and make detailed outlines for another ten.
All I have to do on the retreat is write; all cooking, cleaning, washing and everything else will be taken care of for me. Have you been on a writing retreat? What was it like?