Saturday, February 9, 2008

To answer Amarinda's question...

In addition to drinking copious amounts of alcohol, we sit around and write, brainstorm, work on picture pages and laugh until our stomachs hurt. Right now, four of our members are critiquing their current chapters with one another while the rest of us are typing away.

Also, we eat. A lot.

Jen was trying to light the fireplace just now, but it was looking like it was going to be Sylvia Plath charades so she stopped.

It's just so nice to get a break from our families and hang out with other people who understand about the voices in our heads and don't mind when we go under the dome for hours on end.

So...about those free books...

Eternally Yours Contest

What could you spend an eternity doing? What is your passion? Your hunger? Your deepest desire? Each day beginning February 5 and running through February 14 one of the ten authors will complete the line, "My darling I could spend eternity…" on either their blog or website. Collect all ten answers and e-mail them to with Eternally Yours in the subject line to win some hot, romantic books. There will be three lucky Valentine winners.

The prizes –
1st prize--5 books
2nd prize--3 books
3rd prize--2 books

Entries must be in by February 16 at midnight EST. All books and prize winners will be drawn randomly.

Sandra Cox Silverhills
Mona Risk To Love a Hero
Brynn Paulin Tribute For the Goddess
Bronwyn Green Mystic Circle
Cindy Spencer Pape Stone and Earth
N.J. Walters Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke
Elyssa Edwards Mating Stone
Amarinda Jones Shades of Gray
Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Anny Cook Honeysuckle


Unknown said...

Shame...I thought it was just drinking.

Anny Cook said...

No, I can see that writing would have to occur in order to call it the writing retreat. Otherwise if would be the drinking plonk retreat and that probably would fly.

Brynn Paulin said...

There's a lot of drinking...

Unknown said...

If you're drinking copious amounts of alcohol, do you really come up with viable writing? I have to wonder...

Phoenix said...

If hers is like others I've been to, the drinking occurs AFTER the brainstorming session. But I would imagine they also have quite the hang over in the morning. I never drink on my own. Last night I had the first wine in maybe a year. But on these retreats, I'll have a glass of something too to wind down. Besides, their safe.

sterlingwriter said...

Who got drunk? Who? Who? I vas dere and m likin LOL drinkkquor.
Seriously, I saw more Coke (as in Cola, not the snorty type) consumed than coolers and wine. Now, if Jen had been able to find the stuff for margaritas. . .
Ah, good times, good times.

Jenny Trout said...

Tell your friends that I drank plenty, and valiantly, for this retreat.