Sunday, January 16, 2011

Does A Retreat Week Change Anything?

Well, I am feeling a bit more relaxed after my week of yoga, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing (barely), and professional reading. I've had enough life experience to know that won't last long, but I'm trying to do the zenny thing and live in the moment so I can enjoy it while it's here.

Professionally, what did Retreat Week do for me? Well, I did read a couple of articles on story bibles and outlining that I've sort of mashed together. I'm thinking that if I keep an outline of what I've written as I write it (kind of what I believe engineers call an "as built") that could function as my story bible. There's something to try that could change something.

I also started going through a directory of short story markets. Man, that's an overwhelming topic. But it could make a difference down the road.

And then there was an article that will be helpful some day when I have time to revamp the website. That will certainly be a change.

But only time will tell.


Lindsay N. Currie said...

Wow, a retreat week! I've always wanted to go to a writers retreat but there just never seems to be the time (or money LOL!) Glad you enjoyed it:)

Gail Gauthier said...

Well, it wasn't a writers' retreat with other writers. It was a retreat from life retreat where I did pretty much whatever I wanted. That included professional reading, no writing.