Varuna – Writer Bliss


varuna-writers-houseMarch was this writer’s bliss month. I spent two wonderful weeks taking up my Varuna Creative Time Fellowship in the Blue Mountains. Ever since I first started writing seriously a Varuna Fellowship has been on my radar and goal list. The chance to write free from  day-to-day interruptions and really focus on particular aspects of my novel. No phone, no tv, no appointments (bar a well-needed and therapeutic massage), just time to write and walk and think.

Blue Mountains

This thinking time resolved a niggling missing element in my manuscript in what proved to be the simplest, now most obvious way. All I needed was to clear the clutter and noise in my head and remove myself physically from the clamour of everyday life – and there it was waiting for me. Yay!

Now back to work and the real world. A couple of weeks later, I’m still powering on with the words and think somehow I must have caught and brought back some of Varuna’s magic.

Chris Varuna Walk