Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Mini writing conference
We had a last minute venue change and met at a hotel in Lynnwood. Heidi had secured us a suite where we could all spread out. The mini fridge was loaded to the gills with drinks and the counters were full of snacks. In preparation for the meeting, we'd all started a story. Then we drew names (it felt like Christmas) and added to the story that belonged to the person whose name we drew. We kept writing and passing on stories and distracting each other and then getting back on task. JoLyn brought her adorable baby so we had chances to get a little baby snuggling in too.
At one point four of us ventured to the hotel restaurant for dinner, someone pulled a fire alarm--no, not any of us!--and we had to be evacuated. Heidi had the baby and she refused to go outside in the chilly evening. No one questioned her (if they had I would have told them good luck). Over dinner we divulged all the latest happenings in our lives. (OK, it was just me but they are very good listeners.)
All told we were there about seven hours. We wrote a LOT and I'm excited about our stories which will soon be posted on our website.
Our writing group is one of the very best things in my life. I love those women and how close I have become to them. There is nothing in this world like good women, united in purpose, working and supporting and buoying each other.
It's pretty much like magic. (Kind of like, did you know you can post pictures on Facebook directly from your phone? Magic!)