My Writing Progress After Working in the Wilderness


In June, I took a long bus ride to northern British Columbia, which took another four hours by car to reach a wilderness lodge where I would work for the rest of the summer. The view was spectacular and I had my own room, so after my long days working with customers and guests, I was able to get a significant amount of writing done. It rained a lot, which fuels my creativity and inspiration.

I ended up revising one of my short stories, Eve and Adam. I was also able to edit and write several more pages of my novel, which is not yet titled. Speaking of which, I really need to work on that!

I found that I was able to focus much of my time on writing when I worked through the day, but on the weeks that I had to work a split shift, I mostly napped because I couldn’t sleep well. I do find that I tend to write better after working during the day. So wherever I end up moving to next, I will do my best to work a day shift so that my writing will not suffer.

How has your writing progressed over the summer?


  1. Funny that you should post this today. After a long dry spell of blogging, I just did a post about how my writing has progressed this summer! And, I did much of the work in the wilderness at our cabin! I am finally (FINALLY!) at at place with my manuscript where I am ready to stop dinking with it and get it published – either traditionally (fingers crossed) or self published. Good luck with your work!

    • OOh I am happy to hear that you also have had much progress – and at a wilderness lodge as well! 🙂 Good luck with everything and I hope that you get a chance to land an agent. That would be awesome.

  2. I was going like gangbusters early in the year and then dropped off to almost no progress on my WIP from April through June. I have been getting back into a habit of late and it seems to be building to a final climax that should see “The End” sometime this fall.

    • I think sometimes the spring and summer months naturally lead us outside, no? That’s great how you have been getting back into the habit. Good luck with reaching your “The End”. I hope to do the same!

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