The dream started this past February, when someone e-mailed me a link about a Writers' Retreat led by Wade Rouse in May. The retreat was in the picturesque setting of Saugatuck, MI. For a while, I wasn't sure if I was going to attend this retreat because though I blog on a regular basis both for Chick Lit Central and my own personal blog, I never really thought of myself as a writer. Sure, I had toyed with the idea of writing a book, someday, but who was I kidding???
|Inside the inn|
|A delicious breakfast|
After we finished our breakfast that first day, we had two assignments. The first I'll leave as a mystery, just in case you one day decide to have a similar dream. The second, however, was to write about what we're most afraid to write about. At this point, I was hoping I'd wake up from my dream because, quite frankly, this exercise really scared the crap out of me. It didn't take me long to figure out what I was most scared to write about; however, it did take me a moment to accept I had to write about it, and even worse would have to read my piece out loud to the group. Once we received our task, we were given an hour to write. So I took my laptop and curled up in a comfy green chair located in the corner of the main foyer area.
|Wade leading a discussion|
|Gary and me|
|Wade and me|
Almost a month later, and I still feel as though my dream really happened...I even somehow managed to get a really nice tan in the process.