*did the camera click yet?*
I'm back from lovely California after an amazing long weekend with my critique partners:Emily, Robin, Kathryn and Taryn. We talked, laughed, plucked eyebrows, ate, walked, showered, slept, watched movies, drank diet coke, took pics, played with baby, and wrote, wrote, wrote. But mostly wrote. Seriously, it was so nice to be around people WHO GET IT. It's hard talking to non-writer friends and family as though my characters are real people...they think I'm insane. And in a way, I guess all writers are. But being around my fellow insane all weekend made me feel not so crazy...just a little bit.
*eating at the fancy winery restaurant in Emily's novel--so cool*
Not only did we make fun of each other's writing :), but we also laughed, cried, and talked way too much about sex...especially for a group of thirty-somethings and one nineteen year old. :) We tried living vicariously through the teen and ate way too much chocolate, homemade bread, and cinnamon rolls, but it was wonderful! I can't wait to do it again.
*waiting for Emily's homemade cinnamon rolls...yum*
Have you met your critique partners in real life? Ever have a CP retreat? Would you rather write than do almost anything else?
Here's a video treat for you all, if you have 15 minutes to spare. (Ha!) For book lovers--readers and writers alike: