I’m writing this week from the shores of Lake Junaluska near Asheville, North Carolina. I’m teaching at the Writers Who Run Retreat and today is our second full day. Each morning we all gather for a run around the lake at 7am. It’s three miles, but I’ve been taking the bridge at the west end that shortens it to two miles. Some of the runners do two laps. It really is a great spot for accommodating all of our different running preferences.
As for writing, there’s a lecture each morning and afternoon. Yesterday I spoke about How To Find Time To Write. Today I’m scheduled to talk about The 5 Key Elements of a Scene. (If you’re curious, and you’re not here with us, this is all material I teach in my Sit Write Here coaching program.)
There’s also plenty of time for writing and socializing. It’s an intimate group (the organizer caps it at 12) and they’re all really interesting people with stories to tell. Here are a few photos:
Home Again (soon)
Next week I’ll be back in my home office in Los Angeles and frankly, I’m ready. In the last 6 weeks I’ve traveled to Philadelphia (to look at colleges with my girl), Oakland (to be with my bestie during a tough time), Denver (for a three-day bachelorette party), through Miami to Quito (to visit my husband’s family down there), and back through Miami to Asheville (for the retreat). It’s been fantastic summer so far and at the same time, I’m looking forward to getting back into my regular writing routine.
If you’re writing routine has been disrupted this summer, you can get back on track with my online Mindful Writing Community. We meet multiple times a week to write, ask questions, and support each other in staying target to meet our writing goals. To learn more, book a time to chat and we’ll discuss whether it’s a good fit for where you’re at with your writing.