This weekend, I’m having a writer’s retreat.
I’m the only one attending. Two of my friends are going on their 2nd honeymoon and asked me if I’d like to watch their cat and their awesome house. How is it awesome? First of all, it’s gorgeous. Secondly, it’s in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by forest and cow pastures. Thirdly, it overlooks a lake. Fourthly, the house has this wonderful patio on the main floor, which is the second floor, with an overhang and a view of the lake and the trees.
And they asked a while ago if I would watch their house and cat sit during November, which happens to be National Novel Writing Month. So, I told myself, “I’ll just make it a writing retreat.”
Some of my goals for my writing retreat:
- Reach 35,000 words.
- Have a 6,000 word day, which is recommended in Chris Baty’s book, No Plot, No Problem. He suggests having a 6K day for the third week, so that’s what I’m going to do.
- Go for a hike.
- Continue to enjoy NaNoWriMo.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Meanwhile, here are some articles on fiction writing I’ve come across lately:
- How to Show, Not Tell: The Complete Writing Guide | by Diane Callahan | Medium
- Writing effective dialogue – Penable
- 6 Tips for Developing an Exciting Fantasy Adventure Premise – Writer’s Digest (writersdigest.com)
- 9 Low-Stress Ways to Increase Your Writing Productivity – Live Write Breathe
- 28 Figure Of Speech Examples (writetodone.com)