Remember the movie Cocoon? How the old people swam in the pool with the cocoon and suddenly felt rejuvenated just from being near the thing? That’s how I feel today.
I just got back from the DSRA Writers’ Retreat, and I’ve not stopped talking about it. I’m buzzed, refreshed, recharged, and positive. Spending time with people who have similar interests is so powerful.
It didn’t hurt that the setting was gorgeous and tranquil on a lake. The weather was fabulous, too. There was plenty of room to spread out for quiet writing time, but I think we came home with more than our word counts. We laughed, networked, shared stories, and planned for next time.
I may not have rolled back time from the experience, but I’m definitely more relaxed!
SANDRA JONES, author