I have the perfect place to lose myself in my writing. I call it Ruth’s Writer Retreat. Some would call it an R-Pod travel trailer. It leads a double life.
My current work in progress (WIP) I started to write in 2017. However since I attended the West Texas A&M writers’ camp in June, it has really taken off. This camp meets in June every year and I would highly recommend it.I have also taken online courses in plotting, conflict, and First Draft in Five Weeks. During the last one I really pumped up my wordcount. I wrote 30,000 words in those five weeks. So why aren’t I finished with it yet? It’ll be an 80,00-word-count inspirational historical fiction, and I’ve been distracted from my goal.What could distract me? My son has just moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin which is half a world away from Goodwell, OK. He asked me to come help him pack. I wanted to spend the time with my son so naturally I said yes. My daughter-in-law and granddaughter had gone ahead to find a house, and my 19-year-old granddaughter had a job waiting for her.What’s distracting me today? Laundry. Need I say more?A few words about my WIP. It is a “marriage of convenience” inspirational romance set in New Mexico Territory in 1910. I call it PROMISES TO KEEP.The next known distraction will be a trip to Piedmont, OK (OKC) to babysit for my daughter. It seems both she and her husband have to work the same Saturday in November. It’s a welcome distraction though as we’ll get to baby sit our 4 ½-year-old grandson and our 2-almost-3-year-old granddaughter.The truth of the matter, my husband of 47-plus years and I have been trekking to OKC and Guthrie nearly every month for several years now.I’m planning on writing a new newsletter every month, and more often if something exciting happens in our lives.