The Restless Writers are about to head out for an inspiring, tranquil, meditative, get-your-ass-in-gear writing retreat at a nearby lake-side idyll. What last minute writing ideas and goal-setting are we engaged in tonight? Find out for yourself:
Maria: Okay, the most important question: What should I pack? Is it super-informal? Dress up for dinner? Or casualence?
Beckie: Is that a real word?
Lori: [To Beckie] Casual plus elegance, duh. [To Maria] It’s a B&B. You can walk around in footie pajamas and rollers if you want.
Maria: I need to know how many bras to pack. I’m a planner.
Lori: The important thing to remember is that this retreat is all about writing. We’re all trying to get back into the flow. I know I need my writing mojo back. This day-job thing is killing me!
Beckie: I really need to buckle down, guys. I have projects pulling at me from every direction. I need to focus and just WRITE!
Maria: Same here. Now that I’ve decided which project to focus my energies on, I’ve got to keep the momentum going. Working through the pitch process as a group was really helpful. Now the real work lies ahead…
Lori: Here’s the real question: Is there Wi-Fi?
Beckie: Yes, according to the B&B owners. We are going to love this place. I hear there’s a three-course breakfast.
Lori: Honey, if there aren’t Cheerios in my sock drawer and I get to pee alone, it’ll feel like the frickin’ Taj Mahal.
Sharon: I wish I could come too…
Maria: Yeah, we’ll miss you! Just hang with us on Twitter. We’ll all be tweeting. It’ll be like you’re there in spirit. Maybe you can do a backyard writing retreat at the same time.
Sharon: Yeah, while dodging flying soccer balls and listening to an endless chorus of “mom, watch this!” I can feel the inspiration.
Beckie: Let’s pack running shoes so we can burn some calories while we brainstorm.
Lori: *snorts into her pomegranate juice*
Maria: That’s it. I’m bringing three bras.
Lori: I just hope I can find one that my kid hasn’t used as a slingshot recently.
Beckie: I get the Jacuzzi room. Called it. No erases.
Maria: As long as my room has a working mini-fridge and our stash of sauvignon blanc, we’ll be set.
Beckie: Hmmm… I don’t think there are mini-fridges. But either way, party in Maria’s suite Friday night!
Lori: Sigh… I’ll bring the ear plugs. And the SleepEze.
Want to see if we survive the weekend? Stay tuned…