Susan’s Inside Writing: The Retreat


After reading Annette Dashofy’s great summary of the weekend, I can’t put it any better. Go see the play-by-play. See if you can recognize me.

Let me add a few things: Inspiration struck at 4AM after that first, interrupted session. Book therapy, indeed. I like the inspiration and can’t wait for the time to build on it. You guys will be in heaven.

Another random bit: Annette’s taken on the grand task of teaching Clueless here the fine art of skin care. No one else ever has, and so my gratitude to Annette is huge. I just may stop hating what I see when I look in the mirror. Might even have some professional pictures taken.

If you ever get to be on the safe side of a historic flood, I highly suggest it. Watching the water creep in and out — although at times it wasn’t exactly creeping. Racing. Devouring. Threatening. — and the water heaters, the barrels, the tree trunks (was that a bear?)…

Fascinating. Invigorating.

Coupled with the workshops designed to kick-start the creativity, it turned into a very good thing. Lots of ideas. New things, and not all in the written, book form, either.

Now to catch up so I can implement them all…



  1. Alice Audrey

    March 15, 2010 1:31 pm

    I’d love to see a picture of you
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..13 Memes I Have Taken Part In =-.

  2. Alice Audrey

    March 15, 2010 1:31 pm

    ps, your comment love is broken.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..13 Memes I Have Taken Part In =-.

  3. Ann (bunnygirl)

    March 15, 2010 1:34 pm

    Wow, I guess that was more excitement than you at first signed up for. At least you didn’t have to troop upstairs and await rescue. That might’ve been more inspiration than you needed.

    Regarding skin care, I’m an Origins fan. Big-time.
    .-= Ann (bunnygirl)´s last blog ..New Flash Fiction =-.

  4. Thomma Lyn

    March 15, 2010 5:54 pm

    Wow, sounds like a fascinating, exciting, slightly nerve-racking, and overall inspirational time. 🙂
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Bald-Faced Liar or Creative Writer? =-.

  5. Mee2

    March 15, 2010 10:15 pm

    Do you mean the Cave Club version of Cry Little Sister? It’s alright. But I still love the old version.

    Do you really get signed copies of books? I am beyond jealous. Maybe I need to quit swearing on my blog and I could get a free book too….
    .-= Mee2´s last blog ..Music Monday ~Cry Little Sister~ G Tom Mac – My Small Tribute To Corey Haim =-.

  6. Annette

    March 16, 2010 6:38 am

    Susan, we’ll have to get together and do a REAL skin care and makeup clinic one of these days.

  7. Sandra Rose Hughes

    March 16, 2010 3:48 pm

    what a neat time. We had a flash flood about a quarter-mile away from my house a few summers ago. Thankfully, we were on the high ground! We could see the trees falling from miles away, and the rocks were rumbling so much that the groud shook. Awe-inspiring.

  8. Wylie

    March 16, 2010 9:37 pm

    Sounds like you got your money’s worth – heh heh heh…
    Glad the wheels turned and you didn’t get washed away.
    .-= Wylie´s last blog ..Forever Young… This is Where I Leave You =-.

  9. Julia Smith

    March 16, 2010 9:37 pm

    I raced over as ordered, Cap’n! Really enjoyed the recap of your retreat – besides the flood, the retreat part looked so rejuvenating.
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – 141 =-.

  10. Anna

    March 17, 2010 9:38 pm

    Glad you had a good time!
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Review: Night in Werewolf Woods by R.L. Stine =-.

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