Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm Taking This With Me


I'm leaving, on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again..


ok, that was a John Denver Flashback from my youth, sorry. Really, very sorry.


But, I am going away for a personal writers retreat. Yep, I rented a condo in the beautiful mountains just about an hour from my house and I'm taking off. By myself. To write. By myself.


I'm liking the by myself part, can you tell?



And, I'm taking this quote with me. I totally kifed it from Michelle McLean's blog. Thanks, Michelle!



"I always figured that every word that managed to squeeze itself from my pen had to be immortal. Turns out they are all disposable. What a relief." (Tom Howe)


Isn't it a keeper?


Wish me luck courting the muse (I need it!) and, see you next week!

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33 comments:

MeganRebekah said...

I envy you that unencumbered time!

Knowing me though I wouldn't be able to focus with so much free time. I work best under pressure :)

Lady Glamis said...

Aww, so fun! Why didn't you invite me????

just kidding. :)

Suzanne said...

ooooohhhhhhhh! So happy for you! Can't wait to hear about it when you come back. I hope it is a very productive time for you. Thinking about doing this myself!

Davin Malasarn said...

I hope you have a wonderful time, Tess!

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh, I'm so jealous!!! Have a fantastic time, Tess!

Yunaleska said...

Enjoy! Sounds like fun.

Scott said...

Have Fun!

Oh, and now I have that song running through my head. Thanks.

S

Michelle McLean said...

I am sooooo jealous!!!! I hope you get tons of writing done! :D and thanks for the link! :) Happy Writing!

Elizabeth McKenzie said...

Peter, Paul, and Mary first sang that in the sixties. Yes, I'm dating myself.

Thanks for the comment on my blog, Tess. I'm total going to use it. The words he whispers in her ears will be, "I'll be back to finish this." Or something like that.

Have a great trip.

Abby said...

Have a great time!

Jeannie Campbell said...

jeannie = green.

have a great time!

Tess said...

Elizabeth - horray! glad it helped. And, you are right, when I jiggle my brain I seem to remember Peter Paul and Mary singing this. thanks.

Friends - no need to be jealous. Just go on vrbo.com and find a cheap rental close to your home and go for it! I'm getting a nice two bedroom condo in a swanky ski resort community for only $90/night because summer is their off season. score! I'm gonna live on cereal and write for four days...heaven. AND cheaper than any conference I've gone to so far :D

Tess said...

and, just in case you were wondering: vrbo stands for 'vacation rental by owner'. it's the best site EVER.

Tess said...

Scott - glad I could help today ;)

Michelle said...

Happy writing!

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

Michelle you took my line...hum...Happy Typing!
Anyway good luck to ya, let us know how it turns out.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Good luck. :) Take plenty of candy!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Way to go, Tess! May the muse be grateful and anxious to please. ;)

Scott said...

Tess - Rocketman? Elton John??

L.T. Elliot said...

Aww...I'm jealous! I wish I could go away for my own private writer's retreat.
Seriously, I'm very happy for you. I hope you write 100,000 words and every one of them is golden!

Tina Lee said...

Love the quote and had to come see the picture after reading about it on TEW's blog. I am not disapointed!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Lucky duck! Have fun and write until your finger go numb! ;)

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

lotusgirl said...

Have a great time Tess! Good luck being productive. I'm happy for you getting this chance you lucky thing.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA! I love it. I've thought about jumping on a cruise ship and doing the same thing. No cell phone service out at sea. :) have fun in the mountains with your muse. ;)

Robyn said...

That song is in my head now. It will be there all night. Sheesh! Have a muse filled weekend.:)

Sarah said...

Have a great time, Tess!

I'll have to check that website out. My favorite has been homeaway.com. Same idea, and it's got international as well as national listings. I've gotten several US rentals through them. I made the mistake of looking one day when I didn't have the time OR money to travel. Almost cried on my keyboard when I saw how little a hideaway in the Italian countryside would cost.

Kristal Shaff said...

Have fun! Be productive.

Danyelle said...

Miss you, Tess! Have fun! Good luck with your writing!

Aretha Forrest said...

come back, take me with you lol

can't wait till u come back xxx

Anita said...

If there's chocolate there, please don't let me know...time to write AND chocolate would just be too much for me to handle! I hope you're having a blast!

Dave said...

Good luck!

I love the image of taking a plane an hour away.

superpaige said...

By now you should have whole chapters finished, right?

Jill Kemerer said...

Have fun!! And enjoy every minute!