Friday, September 2, 2011
I sit, homemade planner on my lap, the white Holiday Inn pen with the blue top in my hand, and the thought comes unbidden - "I love to write!" Just the physical act of putting words on paper brings a sense of satisfaction. When those words take the form of ideas and stories that encourage and entertain, it is sheer joy.
I long to do it well, to learn to be a skilled craftsman. There is nothing I like more than listening to writers talk about writing, to learn from those who do it with excellence. A close second would have to be just plain talking about writing with those who love the written word - iron sharpening iron.*
I have dreamed dreams about writing but often felt I've let too much time go by, that I am too old now to make the dream come true. I'd like to have the time and the opportunity to explore the possibilities.
The staff at High Calling is providing a place to do just that, at Laity Lodge. Set in the Texas hill country, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, it is the perfect place to come away for a short time and concentrate on writing. You can read all about the Writers Retreat here at their website. If you are a member of the High Calling Community and would like a chance to attend the conference for free, you can get all the information here.