The idea of a writing retreat didn't entice me. In part, because I'm a recluse that wanted to hold up, put pen to paper, and not be called upon to interact with humanity. The other aspect, is my fear of being non-productive, page counts, chapter goals ever looming in my head.
I just returned from a retreat. And can we say--wrong?
I admit I worked under a fallacy. My ever diligent critique partner perused two of my chapters and I had time to rewrite. That's productive. More important, were the deep connections I formed with fellow writers. Friends for life comes to mind.
Are retreats worth it?
I'd have to give a resounding, yes.
Value comes in many forms, support and camaraderie are among the greatest.
Comments always welcome.