This year’s format allowed for more writing time, so I had lots of opportunity to work on the two new manuscripts I’ve decided to concentrate on and figure out which one will be the chosen one for NaNo. I had intended on working on a contemporary story with romantic elements, but I think I will save that one for the new year and use the YA paranormal for NaNo. It means a lot of work trying to get the structure of the book outlined and the characters figured out before November 1st, so I’m hustling my butt and my brain, and the retreat gave me the opportunity to do both.
The retreat always rejuvenates me and as soon as we leave I’m already looking forward to next year’s.
Below are some pixs of retreat that Julia took. Mine are still languishing on my digi-cam and will hopefully get downloaded this weekend when I find a spare minute.
Meanwhile, in other news – we’re still waiting to hear if we are getting a pup from the current litter the breeder has or the next one. I’m really hoping for this one, but if it doesn’t happen, guess there’s not much I can do but wait until the next one. I’m really happy with this breeder and her dogs and definitely want one of them.
In preparation however, we did get the kitchen and hallway floors redone and now have the ugly peeling linoleum gone, gone, gone replaced by lovely new ceramic tile. Which is very cold in the morning, but oh so pretty to look at.
It was REALLY chilly when Julia and I arrived. We were the first ones there and the heat was turned off, so we had to bundle up until things got warmer.
This must be where I'm regaling everyone with my brilliantly constructed plot. Or where I killed the clown. I forget. Either way, they're obviously riveted.
Me and Julia imbibing during dinner. I did mention there was wine drinking. : )