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Writer at Work: Home again

It’s always strange coming back from a retreat, and remembering that oh yes, things like e-mail and day jobs and other non-writing things do after all still exist.

The retreat itself went quite spectacularly. It was our largest yet, with eight of us gathering together in what turned out to be quite a spacious cottage, on 13 acres of land all for us. And thanks to our photojournalist member, I have much visual documentation!

We explored the rather interesting grounds…

Roasted marshmallows…

And of course did much writing out in glorious nature…

My goal was to get the first 25,000 words of the japan book done; I managed to make it to just over 30K, so I am a happy writer. First draft half-done in five days! We all agreed we need to do this retreat thing more often. :)

The obligatory group picture:

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Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 12th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
30,000 words is very impressive!
Jul. 13th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
I am wanting to go on a retreat. I really am.
Jul. 13th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
YAY! Glad it was fun and glad you got so much writing done! Looks like an awesome time. I definitely want to organize/be part of something like this someday!
Jul. 13th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
I am glad it was such a fun and productive retreat!
Jul. 13th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Very nice :) I started LB on the way out to Chicago...and then got distracted. But I'll be finishing this week -- I'm enjoying it!
Jul. 15th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! It looks like a gorgeous place and definitely inspiring as you managed to get quite a bit of work done. Congrats!
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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