I met my goal! 7



…and now I’m brain-dead and exhausted. I arrived home about an hour ago from Collingwood, where Wylie Kinson, Amy Ruttan, Christine d’Abo and I staged a marathon write-in. *Waves to JACK*

For my part, I managed my goal of 10K words on the yet untitled next-in-series Hauberk Protection book. I probably could have written more but I love to chat, especially to other writers who ‘get it’. So what better audience could I have asked for than those three lovely ladies?

Yes, those are two bottles of wine on the table – one red, one white – and yes, I helped Christine finish them both off. No, I don’t think either bottle affected my writing. Didn’t help my sleeping either. Christine and I stayed up until 2 a.m. the first night brainstorming, we went to bed a little earlier on Saturday, and last night – well, last night my brain wouldn’t shut down and I stared at the ceiling for hours before finally giving in and returning to the living room to write at 4 a.m. I think that was because after discussing my plot lines with the ladies, things finally crystalized for me and Andy’s story started moving forward at an incredibly rapid rate.

It’s still a first draft, and I know I’ll have to go back and layer in more emotion and sexual tension, but I’m REALLY pleased with how things are turning out.

I really hope we can turn it into an annual affair – except maybe next time we could have our weekend in April or when there’s little chance of being flash frozen or blizzarded. Or October – that area would be lovely in the fall.

Thanks, ladies, I had a blast.

(Oh, and if you’re wondering where I sat? Everywhere. By the time the weekend was done, I’d sat at all four chairs at the table, on the chair by Amy (if you look closely you can see my laptop on the floor between the two chairs), and this morning I wrote as I was lying on the couch where Amy is sitting. Very comfy!)


7 thoughts on “I met my goal!

  • Amy Ruttan

    Don’t we look serious. LOL.

    yeah I retreated to the couch because MAN were those dining room chairs non helpful to the big fat pregnant lady.

    The couch worked out so much better.

    Just jiggle it a little. 😉 Did you get your own bed Sunday?

  • Leah Braemel

    Thanks for outing me, Amy, no one had to know I’ve been sleeping with Wylie! (And yes, I moved from her bed to yours last night Mwahahahahaha!)

  • Sue L

    Awesome! I love these kinds of weekends. I always get a lot of writing done and even when I’m tired afterward, I tend to still have an energy that keeps me going for awhile. I’m glad you all had a good time.

  • Wylie Kinson

    Hey hey — I thought what happened in Collingwood STAYED in Collingwood!!
    Big mouths… 😉

    I’ve got Doogie Howser in my head too… Just jiggle it a little.

  • Marley Delarose, Author

    My internet is still down, but wanted to congratulate you all on a great weekend of writerly activities.

  • Bonnie Staring

    Wow, you gals sure know how to have a good time during a flash freeze in February. I am so jealous!

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