Travels with my laptop,
Until recently, I used to get invites to writer conferences in New York: I would have loved to have gone, but the financial outlay for an Indie Author weighed against the possible gains made an easy choice for me.
I've had invites to retreats in places like Wales, Spain, the Lake District, and Portugal. Until this year the decision was purely financially based, but since my fall in June 2018, I now need to take a physical evaluation as I cannot walk now for more than a few steps without rest through severe pain; today I slipped on our stairs and fell, only three steps, but that was enough.
if I could choose a place to retire to and work as a writer, I'd choose Scarborough, North Yorkshire; I have fond memories of the town, and unlike some of the places I revisited recently it still holds its charms.
I have often thought of taking a break in a monastic setting to attempt to settle my mind, the thing that stopped me until this year was the people online who would miss my contact.