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writing retreat

So as you all know I'm at a writing retreat this week and having a blast, apart from all the salads I'm having to eat but that's neither here nor there. We're in McCall Idaho which is about four hours south of Moscow and a beautiful drive although it was hot the day we all came down. It's cooled off, I'd say no more than 65 in the shade. Not that I'm outside much with all the writing I've been doing. But I wanted to share some pics of where I am and how absolutely beautiful it is here.

This is the camp. My cabin is the first on the right and it has bunk beds. Yeah, I'm a kid at heart and I am sleeping on the top bunk.



This is the dining hall and we can eat inside or out depending on the weather. Most of us have been inside for breakfast while its still cool and then outside for lunch and supper.



The lake is a major attraction for boats, jet skis, water sports, and swimming although it's still a little cold this time of the year. I jumped in a couple years ago and almost killed myself because I didn't know how cold water affected athsma.



And finally our classroom where we do our workshops, meetings etc during the day. We're the only group here this week so we've been spreading out around the camp to write or read. The group is all teachers except me, they let me come for the feedback on my books, so they all have projects they're working on.



There's not a picture of it but we get to have a campfire every night. We share what we've written for the day or other works that we like. This is just a nice vacation and having so many days of nothing but time to write is heaven.

****I got the final okay on my first novel synopsis so it'll be going in the mail to the publishers by the first of the month. Fingers crossed they like it and want to actually pick me up. ***

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iadorespike
Jun. 21st, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
****I got the final okay on my first novel synopsis so it'll be going in the mail to the publishers by the first of the month. Fingers crossed they like it and want to actually pick me up. ***

OMG, OMG, OMG!!! This is sooooooooo exciting! I'm thrilled for you, and so are Greg and Gil! *twirls*

Thanks so much for posting the pictures - it's really lovely there. I'm so glad that you're able to enjoy such a wonderful retreat.

So...you sharing your slash? Hee! Just kidding! *runs away giggling*

Anna

P.S. The water balloons MISSED!! *still giggling*

P.S.S. I didn't realize that you'd been dissed for pairing Greg/H. I LOVE Greg/H. I also have a thing for Greg/Gil fics - I think Greg does extremely well with older men. *nods firmly*
lexxiescott
Jun. 21st, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
I know, it's like I can finally see the end of the tunnel and I just have to be patient until I find someone who likes what they see. :)
I keep the slash hidden away from everyone but my best friend and my older sister and only then because my sis writes slash too. Neither of us are brave enough to tell our dad about it.
Greg with older men is HOT. And with the wallpapers Carol did, the first ones with the dragons/humans Greg and H look really good together. I've read but not written any G/G fics. What the hell, I just love Greggo.
iadorespike
Jun. 21st, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
I ADORE Greg...what's not to love? :) Such a sweet face...and those beautiful big, brown eyes...*sigh*.

I didn't realize that your sis writes slash as well. What fandoms does she write? Is she on the web? Inquiring minds want to know...*LOL*!

Anna

lexxiescott
Jun. 21st, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
grin
I have to say though I don't like what the writers have done with him. I just love it when he's in the lab and you don't know what he's going to do next because he's such a wild child.
Yeah my sis is on line but I don't know where. She's primarily lord of the rings. She's one of the top Tolkien Scholars in the US and teaches classes on his books and the movies down in Texas with her partner. If you're really interested in her stuff I'll email her and find out where she posts.
iadorespike
Jun. 21st, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
Re: grin
I have to agree that I don't particularly care for what they've done with Greg either, but they've done some amazingly horrible things on that show lately. The whole Sara/Gil fiasco comes immediately to mind. :(

As far as your sis, while I find that amazingly neat that she's a Tolkien scholar etc., I've just never been able to get into Tolkien. Possibly I was in the wrong frame of mind when I read 'The Hobbit' and the LoTR's trilogy, but, while I did find them well written, they just never really called to me. I've always wondered why not, but...eh. Thanks for the offer though, and I'm suitably impressed by your sis's achievements. :)

*hugs*

Anna
lexxiescott
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Re: grin
I knew there was a reason I prefer Miami and New York to Vegas these days. *grin* It's because the PTB are bringing Gil and Sara out into the open and I think that's the single biggest mistake they ever made. And I've done some very long winded rants on the whole topic. As to Greggo, I know they want him to be more mature etc but they didn't have to kill his character's flare like they did. Although I do like the longer hair. *smirk*
I was raised, well all four of us kids were raised, on Tolkien so it's deeply ingrained in our minds. My dad is a huge scifi/fantasy fan and that's where I get it from.
iadorespike
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: grin
I was raised, well all four of us kids were raised, on Tolkien so it's deeply ingrained in our minds. My dad is a huge scifi/fantasy fan and that's where I get it from.

Ummm...yeah. That's the really weird thing. I *am* a huge sci-fi/fantasy fan! Yet, I've never been able to get into Tolkien. Hence the weirdness and my own total confusion about *not* getting into Tolkien. *sigh* I'm a freak. :)

As to the whole Gil/Sara? Don't *even* get me started! And yeah...they took the "Greggo" out of Greg. Idiots. Thank God for FANFIC!

*hugs you gently*

Anna
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