Have you ever taken one? I toddled over to the Motel 6 last weekend with my computer, bags of snacks, and a bottle of red. I suffered for my art, pounding away from seven a.m. to ten p.m., with the heat blower on high and the window open to circulate the stuffy, tobacco-scented air. Motel 6 seems to have a serious issue with slapping non-smoking stickers on smoking rooms, and then not bothering to hide the ashtrays that conspicuously sit on the bedside tables.
I accomplished 3 1/2 items from my checklist–complete rewrites of approximately 10,000 words–otherwise known as 3 1/2 chapters. But, alas, breathing the bad air for two nights brought on a head cold, so I think I’ll being going to bed now.
Have you taken any writing getaways? Where did you stay? Did you accomplish all that you wanted?
p.s. Physically, I holed up in a dingy room, but mentally, I was on the Oregon coast. See picture above of the North Bend bridge.