Thursday, April 02, 2009

A Writer's Retreat!

Craig and I just realized that the first installment of my Catholic Children's Bible Story book is due the day after our children's Spring Vacation is over.

We looked at each other. We looked at the calendar, then the contract. Yup, sure enough, April 13.

You wouldn't believe what my dear husband said to me! "Heidi, I think you should go somewhere for a couple of days and write, while I watch the kids."

Yes, he did. Almost exactly in those words. So Sunday evening I'm heading to the local Sleep Inn for 48 hours of intense writing. No e-mail. Unplug the TV. No phone calls. No dog or kids. No husband. (Well, he's going to bring the kids to swim on Monday so we can have dinner together. A girl's got to eat.)

Say a prayer for me, that I can get the bulk of the work DONE so the kids and I can enjoy the rest of their vacation together, and enter Holy Week in a suitably reflective state of mind!


Becky said...

Sounds intense but fun. Have a good time I hope you get lots done. :-)

Sarah Reinhard said...

Embrace that cross and know that I'll be praying. :)