Writing Retreat Day

It’s been a while since I’ve posted for #AuthorsBlogChallenge.

I’ve been busy with writing, work, and other stuff; so I’ve been neglecting the challenge. But I thought I’d get back into the swing of things.

This topic was for last week’s challenge, but I thought I’d write about it this week.

Have a day writing retreat & describe it?

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My writing retreat starts on a day when I’m all alone. Everyone is out of the house, giving me peace and quiet. Just what I need to get some much needed work done.

Before I begin my writing, I grab a quick drink along with a snack. Then I take a moment to meditate to clear my head.

When I’m ready, I log in to my computer. A part of me has to remind myself not to use the Internet. This day is strictly for writing, nothing else. No work or other distractions to interrupt me.

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Since I’m the type of person who likes to multi-task, I have various projects going. To start off my writing day, I begin on Westmore volume 8. This book has been on the backburner for a while, I’m anxious to get writing on this again. Plus, I’ve also got to finish editing Westmore 7 for publication, but that will come another day.

I work for about an hour on Westmore 8, I’d estimate I got about 700 words in. I’m proud of the strides I’m making with the book and know before too long it’ll be finished.

I take a little break to stretch my legs and grab a drink before heading back to work.

Next, I work on Abduction. It’s a paranormal book revolving around the question of whether aliens exist. Since it’s the fall of the year and Halloween time, I figured it’s the perfect time to start writing it. I’m still in the early stages, introducing the characters and setting up the flow of the story. I’m still uncertain of how I want to end the story, but I’ll figure it out once I get into my rhythm.

I don’t get quite as much done on Abduction as I would’ve liked. But a little’s better than nothing.

The next thing I do is do a little reading of another paranormal novel I’ve been working on for quite some time. This one involves vampires. Much like Westmore 8, this one’s been on the backburner for a while. I’m anxious to get started on it again, yet there’s one scene I’m having trouble with. I’m afraid if I change anything with it, it may disrupt the flow of the story, then I’ll have to start all over.

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I come up with a few ideas on how to rework it, then jot them down into my notebook so I don’t forget. I decided to hold off working on the rest of my stories until my next writing retreat day.

Hopefully, it’ll be as successful as this one.

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