Sunday, February 01, 2009

Retreat Review

Well, my retreat was very relaxing and we had a great time. I've got something- allergies, a cold, allergies AND a cold- and so I coughed most of the weekend, but that didn't stop me from indulging in the champagne, wine and chocolate we shared as we laughed and talked writing. (Wow, we have some AMAZING talent among us!) We also celebrated my friend and CP Jenna Stuart who signed with an agent. (Yay, Jenna!) I had the group brainstorm Broken Promises and they gave me lots of GREAT ideas, but....

I still can't find the fire.

Through the night, during my bouts of coughing up a lung, I realized I really wanted to revisit my Scottish contemporary village. With my grandfather failing, I'm really floundering and to do anything takes a huge effort. "Life" in my fictional village is always soothing and might help ease my soul. I need something to make me feel connected to my British heritage again. So I'm going to reread Fractured Paradise and start planning how to revise that one with all the craft tricks I've learned over the last 2 years. Also, I'm going to enter it in the Picture This Contest because there's a scene that I absolutely love and I've toyed with entering this contest with this scene for the last couple of years. So why not?


Bonnie Ferguson said...

Go for it! :)

Susye said...

Why not, indeed! Good luck!