Writing Wednesdays: A month without a phone

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How much creative work do you think you could accomplish if you could spend an entire month without the Internet? I wondered this recently while reading this Fast Company account of a writing retreat in Montana.

For those four weeks, I was constantly engaged with my work, but for the first time since I can remember, when asked the question “How are you?” my default answer was not “busy.” Creative work requires prolonged concentration. It often requires solitude. It requires not being busy, but being focused.

Of course, most of our own “fast companies” make the scenario difficult to impossible, but hey, a girl can dream…

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