This is the first installment of a recurring series you’ll see on this blog. Any time 2 or more Ferrets head out on the road for something special, you can expect a report here detailing the excitement. I’m writing the first ‘Ferrets on the Road’ post, but any one of the girls might be the reporter next time!
A few weeks ago, all 6 of us went for a weekend to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas for a personal writing retreat. So what exactly does a writing retreat entail for the Ferrets?
Well first you have to get away from the normal world for awhile, and what better place to do that than in the middle of nowhere, with no cell service, where you can pretend the rest of the world doesn’t exist for a few days?
Second, you must come prepared. Especially if you aren’t staying in a town. Make sure you have water, food, and marshmallows, of course.
Also, make sure they are jumbo marshmallows, perfect for roasting.
Take the time to get out and exercise, wherever you are, and take in the sights. Even if you are on a writing retreat, it’s important not to stay cooped up inside all day!
Observe things closely. You are a writer. That means everything you encounter is research.
Greet the local wildlife (or in our case very tame free-roaming horses)…
And, oh yes, when all is said and done… WRITE!
Have you ever been on a writing retreat? We’d love to hear about your experiences! Or if you haven’t been, where would you like to go? What would you work on?