I'm just back from the Helles Belles (my face to face group) writing retreat. It started with a bang on Friday night with a cocktail party to introduce our writer "selves" on the same day in 2015. We'd all been really busy, and all of us were published. Preparing my book covers gave me plenty of new ideas and I'm struggling to know which one to run with next.
Saturday started with a walk on the beach and collaging and creativity workshops, followed by plenty of writing. More writing, then another walk on the beach and the Annual Awards Dinner.
Sunday we broke with tradition (no walk) with half the Belles braving the pool - not bad for the week before winter (air temperature 14 degrees). Two of us stayed as long as possible and we thought it was great. Right up until we realised we couldn't get back into the apartment complex without the key (which we didn't have). A big thanks to Roseanne (who'd already left for the shower) for rescuing us from hypothermia, and for cooking us breakfast to make sure we warmed up.
So, we revitalised our creative souls and are ready for the year ahead. Bring on the Bootcamper Book in Month Challenge in June.