Monday, July 20, 2009

Holy Sleep Deprivation, Batman!

I just returned from an amazing writers' retreat. Imagine, if you can, upwards of 30 women - all of whom are a little off their proverbial rockers - getting together to talk, write, eat and do very little sleeping.
There were some amazing classes on everything from self-promotion to recognizing and fixing Point of View errors. There was also a mind-boggling amount of chocolate.
So... the highlights for me:
  • I was able to sport my collection of writing-related t shirts without getting the looks of confusion (and concern) I do when wearing them to the grocery store.
  • I did massive amounts of work while I was up there.
  • The weather was gorgeous!
  • It was rather like being at a huge slumber party.
  • I had more than one moment in which I discovered answers to problems I've been having with my writing.
  • There were a couple times when I thought that maybe, just maybe, I wasn't completely awful at this whole writing thing.
Ah, bliss!!

Now for a bit of news/medium-sized announcement/something I think you'll like to hear.
(cue the "Read More!" link)

Thanks to all the non-stop writing time I had during this retreat I am ever-so-close to finishing the final edits of my next book, "A Forlorn Hope." This will be Book 5 in The Jonquil Brothers Series. Stay tuned, I will be posting a trailer for this book very, very, very soon!

2 comments:

Aubrey said...

This sounds like HEAVEN. I'm so jealous. Glad you got lots of work done!

By the way, I saw a writing shirt online that I totally wanted to order but they didn't have it in my size. It said, "Careful, or you'll end up in my novel." :)

just Joan said...

I enjoyed being snarky with you. =D

I think I'm still suffering from sleep deprivation . . . those are hours of sleep I'll never regain, but it was SOOO worth it.


Joan

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