Sunday, October 09, 2016

My 3-Day Writing Retreat

I took a three-day writing retreat to the Highlights Foundation campus in Pennsylvania. What a wonderful experience - thank you to the Highlights staff who made me feel special during my time there. I don't think I've ever been somewhere like this where writing and creating are supported so fully, and inspiration cultivated. I accomplished more in three days during this retreat than I've completed in three months prior. 

Here are a few pictures from my trip. 

Driving to get there, through the fog, then on to the quiet roads closer to the location, and finally through the local roads to get to Highlights. 

I made it! Here's the cabin where I stayed. Notice there's no t.v. and no distractions, this was three days focused on writing alone. 

 My view from inside the cabin to the outside.
 The other cabins.

 And finally, my writing starts. What a view! This was the ultimate environment for writing progress.

...and a little writing in the rain. 

 This is where the magic was happening. It was cool outside but I put on plenty of layers and it made for an amazing spot to get words to paper.
 Posing for a selfie outside my cabin. Love the "unworkshop" experience!

 My view as the sun set outside the cabin.

 Working inside after dark.
 Getting my chapters in order.
 Some word-rocks for inspiration.

 The Barn where the most amazing food was prepared for my meals.

 I highly recommend this experience to anyone who is looking to have a focused writing experience. Contact Highlights, if you want more information.


J Lenni Dorner said...

That's up in Honesdale, right? About two hours from me.

Joseph V. Carusone said...

This is fascinating. I would love to do this.

Michelle Reynoso said...

I wanted to do it for so long, and now that I've done it I want to make it a twice-a-year traditional. I got so much accomplished. And the Highlights campus is so peaceful. Perfect setting!

Michelle Reynoso said...

Yes it's in Honesdale. About a two-hour ride for me - well-worth it!