I did attend the Whispering Pines Retreat back in 2006, but I was a presenter, not a retreater, shall we say. In addition, that was a weekend that was pretty full of events, almost a mini-conference. Falling Leaves is supposed to include time for working during the day.
Why a Writers' Retreat?
I've got a couple of reasons for wanting to attend a retreat. One is the community-building business I've been talking about for the past year. This will be an opportunity to do some networking with a smallish group of writers (36) and a half dozen editors. It's also often a struggle for me to find time to write, and the promise of time to do that--particularly on a weekend--is a draw for me. And, finally, I would like to get away from Gail Universe and enter another for a couple of days.
Gail Blogs the Retreat
Oh, yes, everything is material, so you're going to be hearing again and again about my retreat experience--getting ready to go and, once I'm there, how much of the alternative universe I'm able to find there. I really, really want to visit an alternative reality.
Tomorrow I reserve my room.