Weekend Plans

I am heading off on a retreat with some friends this weekend.

Normally, when I go on these retreats, I plan too many things to do and then I have trouble getting any of them done.

I imagine myself spending the weekend drawing, spending the weekend writing, spending the weekend reading, and doing a ton of yoga.

This time, however, I have decided that my time would be best spent by making plans about my writing.

So I guess for me it isn’t a writing retreat. It’s a planning retreat.

Truthfully, that’s probably the best use of retreat time for me.

I need planning time.

I need thinking time.

I need to put the structures in place to help me make creative things happen.

My challenges don’t often lie in a lack of writing time, they lie in not knowing what to write when.

It’s more complicated than that, of course but that’s the neighbourhood that the problem lives in.