It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Road Trip Wednesday on YA Highway! For those that don’t know, Road Trip Wednesday is a blog carnival hosted by the talented writers at YA Highway. Each week they post a topic and invite people to blog on that topic. Participants can then comment on the YA Highway blog with a link to their response. This week’s topic: “Describe your dream writing retreat. Where would you go? Who and what would you bring?”
I know this is going to sound really dull, but for me the ideal writing retreat would be… home. In my study. With my wife and kids close by (but not in the same room while I write). I would, of course, have my laptop, and some white noise running in the background. I don’t think I really need much else. All my writing tools are on my laptop, and, as I’ve discussed elsewhere, white noise is the perfect accompaniment for me while writing.
In theory I could write anywhere. In fact, I have. I have written during lunch at work, and at my in-laws while visiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But ideally, my dream would be to have time in my office at home where I don’t have to go to my day job, and I have nowhere else I need to be–I can just write. And when I want a break, I can leave my room and go spend time with my wife and/or the kids.
Have you ever thought of taking a writer’s vacation–getting away for a week or two just to write? Where would you go? Join in the blog carnival fun at YA Highway, and check out what others are saying!