I’m excited. Next time you hear from me, it’ll be from a personal Writing Retreat I’ve set up for myself at Skyline Harvest Retreat Center, north of Bullards Bar Reservoir.
I’ll spend several days living and writing in The Hermitage, a small, woodsy cabin built specifically for personal retreats – like meditations, dissertations, art and writing projects, or just a place to get away from it all.
Best of all, I don’t have to travel far. Skyline is only 45 minutes from Nevada City or 2 hours from the Sacramento airport for guests who fly in. (Skyline Harvest Eco-Contemplative Center)
As a writer, I feel it’s time to explore the deeper currents in my novel, but as disciplined as I try to be, it’s hard when the phone rings, laundry needs hanging, the garden calls me to linger – actually, it’s more like my husband calls me to linger. . . . And then there’s that familiar feeling of being stuck. How to get across the 40 mile desert of my mind?
At Skyline, I’m hoping to drop down into that quiet, meditative place and linger where the underground streams of consciousness flow. Or at least get lots of pages written!! I’ll be using my next Blog Posts to share my Writing Retreat experience and to hold myself accountable. Wish me well!
Photo courtesy of Skyline Harvest.
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