My writing retreat

13 Oct

I’m in day four of my seclusion. I decided I had to lock myself away in order to finish the edits on my book. I borrowed my friend’s house (can’t thank you enough lovey).

I’ve had no contact with the outside world, (other than a few texts the first day when my dog had an anxiety attack and barked for five hours). No TV, no phone calls. I’ve gotten a lot done. After work was done for the day yesterday, Charlie and I took a walk on the beach.

I love the ocean. I love the beach. Yesterday was windy, the waves boisterous, the sand was pelting us. I loved it anyway. Charlie–who is low  to the ground and had sand blowing directly into his face–not so much.

We sat for a while, away from the ocean’s edge and I just looked at the waves, the puffs in sky and my entire being was in a perfect state. If only this kind of happiness, this kind of peace could be contained…

2 Responses to “My writing retreat”

  1. Kalisha Buckhanon May 30, 2014 at 4:59 am #

    Hello Benilde! I met you for the very first time this evening in Harlem for the publishing gathering I am so happy great spirits put together…Thank you for holing away to finish your new book and I know I cannot wait for it. The blog you wrote on your website about Walter Mosley’s encouragement for you to keep publishing further encouraged a turning point in my own life and I thank you for that, plus all your fiction work which had already inspired me.

    I am so happy you are baring your soul in this memoir and I look forward to so many more! Peace and Blessings, Kalisha

    • Benilde Little June 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

      It was nice meeting you too. I’m glad to know that my work, and Walter’s words, have inspired you. I’m wishing you all the best on your journey.

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