I had such a fear of blogging that I just couldn’t get myself to start, but here I am after coming home inspired from my writing group’s summer retreat in Laguna Beach, California. Wow! What a place up in Bluebird Canyon our group, “Women Who Write (WoWW),” had all to ourselves for a week M-F. It was up in the hills with a view of the ocean, magnificent sunsets, and wilderness that bordered the property. The owners had to build a fence around their land to keep the bobcats out! I was grateful for that as I liked writing my morning pages outside and floating in the swimming pool with my eyes closed in the afternoon.
Five of us women shared space and time and lived together more like sisters than fellow writers. Oh, we wrote alright, but we also read, critiqued, shared our writing and talked. We also enjoyed the beach and the ubiquitous public art. Attending the Laguna Art Festival three times and the Pageant of the Masters were the highlights, but more than anything was sharing the experience with my WoWW sisters. I look forward to our future seasonal retreats where I come back refreshed and inspired to write some more.