For those of us who clock in at our keyboards and notebooks rather than stepping through the office doors every morning, ‘holidays’ are often a mixed blessing. We love the time spent with family, the food, the festivities, the break from daily routine. But in the back of our hearts we feel the tug of the loved ones we’re neglecting: our manuscripts.
Writers love what they do, and enforced time away from writing when the work is calling is a special kind of agony only fellow pen-monkeys can appreciate. To make matters worse, during the holiday season we open our houses to friends and family, busying ourselves with cooking turkeys, decorating, and wrapping gifts while our notebooks lie unopened, and our keyboards gather dust. We are in our offices, but unable to sit down and do the work we enjoy most.
As writers, we need a holiday from the holidays. That’s why at Pulp Literature we book the second weekend in January for our annual Muse Retreat. It’s a time for us to put the hectic holidays behind us, forget deadlines and production schedules, and simply write for three days while Dan and Julia at The Lodge at the Old Dorm pamper us with luxury accomodation and gourmet meals.
As always, we open the doors for a few other writers to join us. There are two spaces left and the price is only $899 until January 1st.
Non-writing spouses are invited to attend as well at a cost of $699. Bowen Island is a beautiful and inspirational place for walks in the forest, kayaking, and simply escaping the bustle of city life.
Your Muse deserves the gift of quality time with you. Register here to start 2017 with a well-earned break and come away with at least 3000 fresh new words on the page.
See you on Bowen!
Jen, Mel & Sue