It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.
This week's question:
Describe your dream writing retreat. Where would you go? Who and what would you bring?
After spending a week there this summer, I know that my dream writing retreat would be in Costa Rica.
I just want an excuse to go back to this beach-front condo, please.
My family and I rented this awesome condo on the beach, and it was pretty affordable, so for my dream writing retreat we would get a house or a condo right on the beach, where we could wake up and have a gorgeous view of the ocean.
Doesn't this just SCREAM inspiration?
I would love to have a getaway with the girls in my writing group. (<-- see my side bar) We send so many emails back and forth to each other, it would be so much fun to be able to do all of that talking in person. I've met most of them here and there, but it would really be awesome to get together all in one big group, laptops out on the balcony, icy cold cans of Imperial on the table, and ideas bouncing off walls.
Terrible for the soul. Just terrible.
I wouldn't need to bring the Imperial, because it's everywhere over there. I wouldn't bring much, actually...I realized this when I WAY overpacked for our trip this summer. All I really needed was a bathing suit, a few light dresses, flip flops, and a hat. Add to that my laptop, my iPod dock, and a few books and I was good to go. We could hit up the market and get tons of yummy food and snacks and we would be all set. That's all we would need.
I like to think that we would get tons of work done at our Costa Rican writing retreat, me and my writing group girlies, but, seriously, I doubt it. Too much fun would be had to make any real progress. Wait, I take that back. When Shana, Heather, and I were roommates at SCBWI LA over the summer, we had some awesome brainstorming sessions. So maybe we could get a lot done. We would just have to put special time aside for silly stories and laughter so that writing progress would be made.
Look at me...the only one on the beach, getting SO MUCH DONE
Okay, girls...can someone please make this happen? I'm dying to go back to Costa Rica, but, I swear, we can do this in Laguna Beach or something if it would be easier. Anywhere with a gorgeous ocean view will be acceptable.
But Costa Rica has SLOTHS!
What about your writing retreat? Where would you go and who would you bring? (And would it have SLOTHS?)