Sunday, November 7, 2010

Writers' Retreat in Park City

Whew! I just got back from an exhausting three day writers' retreat in beautiful Park City, Utah. I was stuck in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere with the deer and a dozen or so writers and we never said one word to one another--we were writing that furiously.

Okay, really that's not how it was. Everything was like that except we did socialize a little--like an hour during mealtimes. The rest of the time, we all were very well behaved and wrote like crazy. I can't wait to see the pictures of the table full of laptops and Danas. We had a great time, thanks to things like Ipods and earplugs.

I started a new project, a story about a teen-aged girl who learns about beekeeping with her dad. I wrote 17,245 words of it at the retreat.

I couldn't believe I could write that much in so short a time. I also wrote two picture books and my blog post for the Authors Incognito blog. A very productive few days for me for sure.