Just because the Amtrak Writing Residency is for adult this doesn’t mean that you can’t have your own retreat. Why not plan one for this summer? All you need is a place that’s away from home. I went to a coffee shop today and it was great. If you have one of those neighborhood coffee shops. Even a local Starbucks would work. The point is to get away from your normal surroundings and have some quiet time to write.
This coming Spring break I plan to take care of all personal business prior to my break so that I can focus on finishing up my novel. It won’t be perfect for if you can give yourself a few days of personal time to sit along with your writing it will make a big difference. Just try not to “people watch” too much when your out there. 🙂