Thursday, July 20, 2006
Sorry about blogspot yesterday. What a pain. The comments flat out wouldn't work.
Descended upon--yes, that's what happening today. Actually started last night. At our Coeur d'Alene home, this is the fourth annual gathering of a group of writer friends. They will stay until Monday morning. All together there are 11 of us. Can't get any bigger than that, because we'd run out of beds and space around the table. We take turns helping each other plot a book--each writer gets a set amount of time to "present" a novel's premise and hear ideas from the other novelists as to how to expand it into a full story. Then in the afternoon and evening we play.
My husband, who arrives today, always feel a bit overrun. It's a combination of all the estrogen and novelist mentality. In other words--crazy all around.
This is also a wonderful time of fellowship and praying together. Bottom line, I guess you could say we work hard, play hard, and pray hard. And we're LOUD. Believe me, the whole bay will know the troops have arrived.
If you haven't tried getting with a group of novelists to help plot books, I recommend it. What's really cool is to see the book written, then eventually out on the shelves, and know you had a part in it.
Perhaps I'll see if one of my wild friends wants to take part in a guest post for tomorrow. Although turning them loose on my blog does make me break out in a cold sweat.