Unless I’ve forgotten to schedule this post, I am currently at a writing residential, so I thought I’d talk about how much good running away from your life to write can do.
Now, there’s a lot of different types of writing residentials; short weekend ones where you do lots of workshops and learn lots of stuff; ones where you’re basically just left alone with your WiP and told to get on with it; things in between. All of them can be helpful, but not always at the same time in your writing life. For example, there’s no point going to a just-work-on-your-WiP residential if you’ve not got a clue what you’re doing for it, and there’s no point going to a residential where you learn lots of things when you’re itching to write a first draft.
But still, they’re all good, because they all take you away from your life, the TV, Tumblr, clubs, homework, and any other distraction you might have and gets you writing. Moreover, it gets you meeting more writers, and as I’m sure we all know, fellow writers are always the best people to talk to and learn from, whether you’re learning about writing or the size of the moon.
And that is the quick end to this post because I can’t focus as someone has put Masterchef on the television. You might not see me for a while now, as I start school soon and have a lot of stuff to do, but I will try to update as much as possible.