This post was supposed to be about how amazing my first writers' conference was. But, COVID-19 hit and cancelled the conference. So, we're going to talk about something else.
I don't know about you, but I'm very much a "people" person. I love being out and seeing others. I'm a hugger. I'm someone who likes alone-time for only so long and then wants to be around different people. Needless to say, being told "don't go out unless you absolutely have to" is about to kill me ... and it's only been a week.
When the conference was cancelled, I got online and chatted with my author sisters who were also disappointed to have those plans changed. We knew we needed to get together soon anyway so we could record some more youtube videos, and with us trying to write a trilogy together, we needed to chat about that, too. Why not retreat for a weekend, just the three of us?
We found a little cabin on Kentucky Lake and met up for about 24 hours. The setting was beautiful, the hours were fast, and the conversation was great. I'm pretty sure I haven't laughed that much in 24 hours in a long time, and laughter is supposed to help keep you healthy. We even got some work done. Picture-proof below.
I don't recommend this for everyone, but for us, it's going to get us through the next little bit. And it helped kick-start our creative juices again so that we can move forward on some projects.
What are you doing when plans get cancelled? Have you come up with fun alternatives? How are you social distancing without going crazy? I'd love to hear about it!
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