Thursday, October 9, 2008

October in the Mountains Retreat

Sunday afternoon sunny mountain views abounded, but I was too excited to take more than a few pictures. After all, I had checked the area forecasts before I left home and it was to be clear and sunny all week. At first that seemed to hold true.

That's Mountain Laurel where we stayed. After I arrived I went to my room, unpacked, went to dinner, then the welcome session. Why yes, I believe I did stay up 'till 2 am talking with other writers. The next night as well -- there was so much to learn and absorb, so many good friends to be made. And when I woke Tuesday morning: FOG. The views for the rest of the week looked much like this:
You can't tell, but there are mountains behind that grey stuff. It rained, and rained, and rained... The playground equipment began to look inviting.

There are so many things I have done wrong with my first novel -- ack! so many re-writes to do -- but I am so glad to know where and how to improve my work. I never did get around to posting live from the conference, although I did have wireless access the whole time, I was just too busy learning and enjoying the experience. Oh well... maybe next time.

1 comment:

  1. I was blessed in so many ways by that retreat, but the very best thing I took home was my friendship with you.


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