Writing retreat, 2016 edition

For the last week of July, I left my home and invad­ed our friends’ cab­in at Minnedosa. My goals were to get 10,000 new words writ­ten in Trans­la­tions, along with a weekend’s worth of a flash fic­tion sto­ry for a con­test, and try my hand at pho­tograph­ing the Milky Way. 

Great suc­cess. 

I man­aged to get the flash sto­ry done in the time allot­ted, and reviews in the forum are very pos­i­tive. One day I plan to try to sell it. 

I also man­aged to a aver­age about 2,000 words a day from Mon­day to Fri­day, usu­al­ly in two shifts of 1,000 words each. I wrote pret­ty much entire­ly on the deck. It was glo­ri­ous. 

I didn’t get the Milky Way. But I got this…

Aurora at Minnedosa
…so let’s call it even. 

Also, I indulged in some lake kayak­ing, swim­ming, and read The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, which I expect I’ll review lat­er, once I’ve digest­ed it a bit more. 

Good times. Same time next year, I hope.