Writing Retreat

Earlier this month I helped host a writing retreat with fellow Kansas author, Deborah Raney. It is always such a blessing to gather with other writers, chat about the business, learn about the craft, and brainstorm new ideas. 

This was our second year to host the event for unpublished writers, and we've already scheduled our date for next year! 

Here with Susan Hollaway, Susan Mires, Sara Meisinger, Julane Hiebert, and Deborah Raney. Below are a few more pictures from our time together.

 Murphy's Landing - The cabin we stayed at.

 Getting settled in the kitchen. All of these ladies are great cooks! 

A view from the loft above. 

Having lunch (and pie) at Murphy's Cafe. Did I mention we enjoyed some delicious meals while at the retreat?!!

 Doesn't this fire look comfy, cozy?

Brainstorming ideas! I'm happy to report that we were able to work through some problem areas in my manuscript . . . and now I'm pushing toward my deadline goal of January 27! 

Enjoying a cool afternoon on the porch. It's only been a few weeks since the retreat, and I'm already looking forward to next year!