Winners and Writing Retreats

2014-07-11 07.04.06I didn’t get back from the Week of Writing Retreat till yesterday and though I learned a ton and had an AMAZING time with a bunch of new, wonderful writer friends, I did spend a week up in the North Georgia mountains where the dragonflies were the size of a Buick and the towels remained damp all day and the phone service and internet were sketchy. So I walked in my house, took a deep breath and clicked my heels:

There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home…

And now, I have a TON of work to do and a bunch of amazing ideas and a whole bunch of thank you’s to write to wonderful agents and editors (who feel like my new best friends, too). But first, I thought you might enjoy a little insight into the pitching process, which culminated on our last day at the retreat. I shared that information over at The Muffin today.

Um…I should probably mention that you might not learn a ton about pitching. I mean, it was ten o’clock last night when I wrote The Muffin blog post and though my brain was going for AMAZING, I think what my fingers typed was more…well, a little less than wonderful. But it was witty. Sort of. Maybe.

Well…whatever. I hope you enjoy it. (I’m pretty sure the moth on my mirror–yes, he or she stayed with me all week long–would’ve laughed its teensy little butt off. And speaking of laughing one’s butt off, PATRICIA CRUZAN, you won Not Your Mother’s Book…on Family! Wheee! I’ll be in touch!)


9 thoughts on “Winners and Writing Retreats

  1. I’ll pop over and read the post. I hate that I missed the pitching sessions, but enjoyed spending time with family. So happy to know you in real life, too.

    • Oh, it was such a treat to meet the people behind the tiny little picture on FB, Stacy! I’m afraid you won’t learn much about the pitch session, but maybe I can send you a FB message with more details, if you want. πŸ™‚

  2. Wasn’t sleeping comfortably in your own bed, having a dry towel, and air conditioning just the best??? Actually, after you and the Beneficent Mr. Hall dropped me off ( and i took a short nap!) I realized how quiet it was in my house. No buzz of excitement (or buzz of a bug), no laughter, no Jackie calling, “You go girl!” and it made me a tad sad. Notice the playful language? I was listening in class! Today was reentry to reality day and tomorrow, I attack all the notes taken! Great spending tell with you, Cath! Eloise keep saying hoe funny she thought you are!

  3. That should have said “great spending time with you, Cath” not tell. Guess the fingers are back to their usual tricks!

  4. Thank you, Cathy. I look forward to hearing from you. Life is real busy right now for me and my family, but I can use the sunshine in my life from your book. My sister’s been in Atlanta Medical Center for over two weeks from an auto crash. I’m glad she’s alive. Prayers for her would be appreciated.

  5. I knew what you meant, Gail–and honestly, it’ll take a while before I can make sense again…way too much PB stuff tumbling in my head! (Or maybe it’s the wine, Sioux!) πŸ™‚

    Patricia, so sorry for your sister’s troubles. Prayers are on the way!

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