What I’m Bringing On My Writing Retreat

Posted on 12 November 2011

I’m leaving soon for my own private writing retreat, and I couldn’t be more excited. Here’s what I’m bringing:

Several notebooks, a journal, and a stack of critique notes
my Forest for the Trees bracelet
my tree pin
an advanced copy of Living Arrangements
Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks
Bearing the Body by Ehud Havazelet
a colorful mug
pumpkin-patterned pajama pants
slippers
yoga mat
running shoes
earplugs, just in case
green tea, oatmeal, thai noodle dishes, salad, lemon ginger snaps
bottle of wine (what?)
all the determination, optimism, work ethic, and hope I can muster

I have a few blog posts scheduled to publish while I’m gone. I will have the internet but plan to exercise all the willpower I have to not abuse it. That means I’ll be quiet for the next several days, but I’ll catch up on all your blog news once I’m back.

Until then, happy writing and wish me luck.

Photo: D. Sharon Pruitt


6 responses to What I’m Bringing On My Writing Retreat

  • Paul says:

    Send me a post card!

  • Downith says:

    Good luck on your mission Laura.

  • Erika Marks says:

    Laura, I am so honored!

    This adventure sounds glorious–and what’s more, you sound as if you are in the best possible place mentally and creatively to absorb all of its bounty. (The menu doesn’t sound too shabby either!)

    Enjoy yourself thoroughly–we’ll all look forward to your thoughts on the experience when you return.

  • margosita says:

    Sounds awesome. Happy writing!

  • Teri says:

    This sounds fabulous. I would have to add some cheese and crackers to go with that wine — my weakness!

    Enjoy the retreat. Can’t wait to hear how it all goes.

  • Lyra says:

    I love your list.
    And maybe bring a nice microbrew. Don’t anger the gods.

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