It was very hard to pack up this morning and leave my writing world but I left today feeling a sense of accomplishment and I made a promise to myself to return. Writer friends, I do encourage you to go on an independent/DIY Retreat particularly if you are like me and have to work full time. Tip: Even if you are a pantser, I recommend going with a basic outline and full development of your characters (ages, personality, etc.) and good visual descriptions of places as much as possible. It will save you time once you sit down and start writing. Here’s wishing each of you success in your endeavors!