Today was packed with work and fun. As always, the food was really good, although, once again, I was relegated to the meeting room since they once again had peppers in lunch. And my friend and fellow writer - and overall grand gentleman - Karl joined me so I wasn't alone.
The afternoon was spent writing or napping - many of us doing the latter as we've been working into the wee hours. But it's all good. After dinner, we retreated to our rooms or other places until 8 p.m. when we met in the general meeting room. We had a quick meeting then played Romance Family Feud. It was raucous, rowdy, and so much fun. We laughed so hard - and all kudos go to Natalie for putting it all together. And kudos to Lainey for the overall planning.
As for my goals, I met both of them this weekend. I edited 289 pages of my current WIP. I need to do some more work on it, but the overall editing is done. My second goal was to work on the background for my new, upcoming WIP which I also did. So overall the retreat was a huge success for me. I've heard similar sentiments from others - goals have been met or exceeded.
While this was a wonderful time, I will be glad to head for home tomorrow. I have a renewed sense of purpose and lots of good ideas and new directions to go in.
Birthdays: Honore de Balzac, Elisabeth Ogilvie, Sigurd Undset
Tips and Teasers: This is National Be a Millionaire Day and you’ve just won the lottery. What’s the first thing you’ll do?
Thought for the day: "Planning to write is not writing. Outlining … researching … talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing." - E.L. Doctorow