So, I've done my best to prepare. I have a shoebox of paraphernalia that I hope will inspire my writing- a collection of letters, photographs, artifacts, etc. connected the setting and time period of my story. My one "to do" before I leave is to finish building a playlist of related music. Like many people, I find music can immediately put me in a different place the same way a certain smell can. (Too bad I can't also bottle up related smells!)
I also reread Julie Hedlund's guest blog post Top 10 Reasons Why You (yes, YOU!) Should Go on a Retreat to get myself into the right mindset.
And tomorrow, off I go...
Travel Tuesdays: Top 10 Reasons Why You (yes, YOU!) Should Go on a Retreat