Nothing is more inspiring for a writer than to get together with other writers. I’m lucky to be associated with a group of ladies who do that for me. Every year, we gather for our annual retreat at the C-Bar Ranch in Valley Mills, Texas.
Our cabin is primitive, small, no Internet or cable. We sleep in bunk beds, early arrivals get the coveted bottom bunk. Entertainment comes from eating, hiking, and of course, lots of writing.
To get us in the “mood” for romance writing, we start the weekend by watching a romantic movie (DVD on the largest screen computer). Writing games, brainstorming, and sharing ideas stimulate creativity. Most of the weekend is spent working on our latest story–and eating. We don’t go hungry. There’s also plenty of chocolate to help through writers block.
If we need a break? No chance of getting cabin fever here. The cabin is surrounded by breathtaking beauty just a few steps out the back door or we can venture along the road and enjoy acres of Mother Nature’s perfection.
My weekend roommates like to keep the room at sub-zero. I always bring a load of quilts and blankets.
An awesome weekend. I can’t wait for next year!