Hi, everyone! 😀
I’ve been back from Iceland for over a week, and while I’m still returning to a normal routine and re-adjusting to my “home” time zone, I’m ready to ease myself back into blogging. So here’s a quick update:
In short, the Iceland Writers Retreat was AMAZING. The workshops, the writers I met, the sightseeing, the food, the history… There was so much to take in, and I think I won’t know how exactly this trip impacted me until weeks or months down the road. But I savored every minute I was there, and… well, I’m already considering going back again next year. That will depend on a few things, but we’ll see what happens.
In the meantime, I’m writing articles about my IWR experience, one each for DIY MFA and Writers Helping Writers that cover different angles of the trip. I’d like to post something here as well, but that won’t happen until after I meet my deadlines for the other two posts. I’ve also finished sifting through the 300+ photos I took. (HUH??) Most of them will be saved for the online photo album I’ll share with donors who contributed $50 or more to my GoFundMe campaign for the retreat. But you’ll see some with the articles I’ll write… and maybe you’ve seen a few on Facebook or Twitter, too. 😉 (You can find them using the hashtag #IcelandWritersRetreat on either site.)
Also, remember that before my trip, I said I had been dealing with anxiety due to creative and personal stress? Thanks to the retreat, I’m the most calm and relaxed I’ve been in weeks And even better, I have a firm idea of my next steps writing-wise. All of that will be shared in due time, but for now…
How are you doing? Did you do anything interesting while I was in Iceland / on hiatus? I’ve missed chatting with you, so let me know what you’ve been up to in your comments!