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Friday, July 4, 2008

Here are some random thoughts about my personal writing retreat:

1) It's worth it!
2) Take your own pillow
3) Make sure there's a desk ...
4) the right height for a keyboard!
5) Kitchen tables aren't good to type on for 2-1/2 days straight ...
6) because your shoulders cramp up when you type on a kitchen table for 2-1/2 days
7) Starbucks helps ... with everything
8) Trader Joe's makes the best pear, Gorgonzola & dried cherry salad
9) Diet Coke is good too
10) Take a candle in case the lights go out due to a thunderstorm (uh-huh, that happened, but thank the Lord, they came right back on)
11) Save your writing on a flash drive, every few minutes ...
12) in case the lights go out due to a thunderstorm ...
13) but my laptop had batteries so I was okay.
14) But save your writing every few minutes anyway ...
15) because you never know when you might accidentally close everything down (uh-huh)

And most importantly ...

16) It reminded me how much I LOVE to write and how much I LOVE Jesus.

Grace & Peace,


Charlene Kidd said...

That sounded like a wonderful time. I love the tips. I can not wait to see the finished products.
Thanks for the great suggestions.

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Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Hi Glynnis,
just checking out your blog today and WOW! what a great idea to take some time to really get some things done! Uninterrupted! May your investment reap huge dividends for the Kingdom!

I enjoyed seeing you at the conference and getting to chat for those few minutes!

Bonita said...

Okay, after reading this I'm so ready to head out on a writing retreat! It sounds like a wonderful time just to have no interruptions and be able to get all the thoughts typed out. Ahhh....sweet bliss. Glad you had a good time.

Chatty Kelly said...

I think you've inspired lots of women to take a writing retreat!

I'm still working on digesting what I learned at She Speaks. But I'm excited! Thanks for the inspiration.

tiggerdaisy said...

Sounds like you had a great time, not to mention quite interesting! :)

I hope you accomplished everything you set out to accomplish. Your story makes me want to go on a retreat myself! One day....SOON!

Have a great day!

Amy L Brooke said...

Sounds like you had a good time! Great ideas.