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Monday, March 2, 2009
...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!)