This week’s YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday asks: Describe your dream writing retreat. Where would you go? Who and what would you bring?
My first inclination is a castle–because I totally want to live in a castle 24/7–but I’d want to check out all the nooks and crannies. For me, curiosity and exploration would be deadly to any productivity. Familiarity would probably be a good foil to my curiosity. If it was a place I knew, or a place I could easily return to, then I’d be far more likely to use my time writing.
It’d have to be somewhere remote. Not so remote that ambulances couldn’t find me in the event of some untimely medical emergency, but remote enough that I could drink tea in my underwear on the front porch. Not that I would. I’m asking for a friend.
And last, I’d love to be surrounded in nature. To look out an open window and see green. To be able to take hiking breaks to gather my thoughts. A fireplace and a giant bathtub (preferably jetted) wouldn’t hurt, either.
So, I’m thinking I would go to one of three places:
1) Blue Ridge mountains.
2) Upper peninsula of Michigan.
3) Somewhere outside of Seattle, with a mountain view.
I’d have to bring my laptop, obvs, and probably some cozy clothes to wear. Lots of snacks. I would probably bring my husband, but only under the condition that he spend most of his time programming and leaving me alone. He’d mainly just be there for totally un-biased feedback and to ward off any potential murderers and/or rapists that might be lurking in the woods.
Where would you go for your dream writing retreat? What would you bring along?