The Writer’s Retreat

Photo by Xlibber.

Photo by Xlibber.

Every winter it seems necessary to brace myself because I know the writing is coming. The recent cold season saw a period of solitary hibernation from most things apart from typing. As a quick update I can say that a full-length novel and another short novella have been completed and are with readers at the moment. Fingers crossed they will find homes this year. The long, dark days do seem to be the most productive and also saw a number of other projects started including an epic novel, another novella and something else that is a bit different but is proving to be an extremely fun thing to do.

Since spring seems to have finally sprung I decided to step out of the writing room, get out of the house and try something new.  This week I started attending a writing group. Having never participated in anything like that before it was a little nerve-wracking. However, everyone was great and really welcoming. It will be interesting to get/give feedback on the projects and discuss the craft in upcoming meetings. Writing can be a lonely business so it has been a great learning experience to meet up with peers in that way.

The clickety-clack sound of typing will continue to come from the den but stay tuned for a lot more posts over the spring and summer. I’m particularly excited about a new “Literary Locations” series that will be coming up just in time for those planning their travels.

Thanks for dropping by!

C.S. Kane