Today was a productive day at the retreat. Breakfast was followed by a group discussion. Then, our writer-in-residence, Jack Riggs invited each of the writers to spend some one-on-one time with him during the stay to talk about their writing journey, their current projects, and to answer questions they have about writing and the writing life.
We are just steps away from the sugary sands and sparkling blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. A perfect location for inspiration. The day was perfect. Warm, but not humid. The long stretch of white sand invited writer after writer to walk along the shoreline.
The house is expansive — with plenty of places to hide out and write–both inside and out.
Some writers curled up in the living area, while others brought their laptops poolside and stretched out on lounge chairs to write. They were slowly getting into the rhythm, the purpose of the 5-day stay: to write. Having permission to just sit and write–without the distractions of everyday living is such a gift.
After a great dinner at Basmati’s– a restaurant along scenic highway 30A–the day was done. Perfect weather. Lots of writing time. Great conversations. New friendships were formed. Laughter filled the corners of the huge beach house. I would call day two of the Write by the Water writers retreat a success.
Weird thing of the day (WTOD)
Tough to decide the weirdest thing of the day for Day Two, so maybe you can help me decide.
Tell us what you think we should choose for today’s WTOD:
- The college boy who showed up at the door to “borrow” mayonnaise
- The writer who got her butt stuck while trying to get out of the car
Cast your vote in our comments below and we’ll pick the winner!