I spent last week in a rented beach house with four other writers. We ate, wrote, wrote, went for walks, wrote, ate, wrote, and slept.
It was marvelous. I wrote 40,000 words in 5 days. That’s around 160 pages.
I feel so blessed to be working all out on fiction with other dedicated writers, not just the four I was with on the Coast, but others I connect with regularly, in person and through online forums.
It makes me wonder what the rest of you are doing to get support around your dreams and desires? Do you have a cohort of equally dedicated folks, whether in person or online?
Support and camaraderie are important, whether for spiritual growth, justice work, making art, or raising families.
It’s easy for busy-ness to get in the way of connection.
Taking last week out on the coast was a great way for me to connect, and I want to do it again.
But next time? I’ll be more careful. Some of you know that after years of struggling with being tired and getting sick a lot, I finally got a hypothyroid diagnosis. You can read about it here.
Well, after a few months of dietary changes and medication, I’m overall doing much better. However, I still need to be mindful. Careful, even. [Read more…] about After the Coast