Writing is a solitary thing. You sit at your desk and scribble with a pen/pencil or you type on your computer. It’s just you and the page. Personally, I love to brainstorm. I find it ‘feeds’ my mind, gets my creative juices going. So when the vice president of NYRWA suggested a writer’s retreat I jumped at the chance.
Friday, eleven of us traipsed to Ocean Grove, New Jersey just the other side of Asbury Park on the Jersey shore and are at the Ocean Grove Inn. The weather is temperate, bright, and sunny. There are no plans for a speaker or presentations. Our plan is to write and share.
I’m getting a head start on this post. It’s Saturday morning and we’re all scattered around. Some have gone for a walk at the beach to catch some inspiration (and walk off breakfast). Some of us are in the comfortable living room, heads how and writing. Others are out on the deck doing pretty much the same thing, writing. We’ve decided to all meet back here to walk over to another inn noted for their wonderful tea and catch up on our day of writing. Later we’ll take a peek at another great sunset and, apropos, we’ll tour the paranormal museum after dinner.
Then it’s back to the inn to fill up more pages. Writing may be singular, but it doesn’t have to be solitary. Do you like to write alone or with company? Do you need inspiration?