Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Running Away to Write

A shot of Mt Tibrogargen, Glass House Mountains, Queensland, Australia.

I've just paid the deposit on a house in Montville (situated in the Glass House Mountains inland from the Sunshine Coast), where I'll run away from my family and commitments for 4 days with my ROR writing group.

While we're there, we'll be critiquing each other's manuscripts. Usually, one or two have to pull out due to work/family commitments, but this time there's 8 of us coming. So it means reading and writing reports on 7 books. But it is worth it. I'm looking forward to being Rowena the writer, instead of Rowena the pot-scrubber-taxidriver.

We'll eat good food (Dirk is a brilliant cook), sit on the verandah and enjoy the view, and in between we'll have intense discussions on improving our manuscripts. These are the kind of discussions where I feel like my mind is truly awake and buzzing.

So, all I can say is bring it on!

Cheers, Rowena.


Pati Nagle said...

Sounds divine!

Rowena Cory Daniells said...

It will be, Pati.

I love my kids, but all 6 are back home now and only one can drive. So I am constantly driving them places.

I told my husband we should run away together and leave them in the house.

Just kidding -- the youngest two are 14 and 16, so they're too young to leave.

Cheers, R.

Louise Marley said...

I'm slipping away to a house in Myrtle Beach for a week to do exactly the same thing. I adore a working vacation.

Rowena Cory Daniells said...

Writing must be one of the few professions where we consider work a holiday!

Louise Marley said...

Very well said, Rowena. Is that sort of pitiful?