Today I jumped into a car with three other women that I know only slightly who were kind enough to invite me along on their writing retreat. I am so grateful when people take a chance on me, and I try to say yes to those moments whenever I can, because I find they almost always turn out to be fantastic experiences. Today was no exception. There was lots of writing talk and life talk and language talk and laughter and a beautiful dinner and wine and even a little writing.
The house we’re staying at is also beautiful. Right on the ocean, lots of big windows and beautiful views, complete with a spaceship shower. Tomorrow’s plan is to get up early, go for a walk while thinking about plot and dark things that live under the water and poisoned apples, and then sit my butt down and write for many many hours.
Today’s Project(s): Beautiful Names for Monstrous Things
Today in Writing: 600 words, plus a whole lot of shaking going on
Today in Walking: 1.5 miles (I spent a lot of time in the car)
Today I Loved: Talking fiction (and other things) with smart, thoughtful, interesting people
Fiction words written today: 600
Fiction words written this year: 600
Total words written this year: 1200
Total distance this year: 17.7 miles
Daily Shot: Late-night writing against the ocean