Escape! (I mean writer’s retreat)

2014_Spring_Retreat_LargeI’ve been having the craziest month and it is my own fault. I probably shouldn’t have planned to travel for spring break, negotiate financial aid with colleges, plan a major church event and publish two titles in one month. My bad.

I did it all (not without some wear and tear) and I am here now, with four wonderful writing friends, loads of delicious food, chocolate and wine. In fact, I’m enjoying a nice Cabernet/Shiraz blend as I’m writing this.

I do have a serious goal for the weekend: to brainstorm new stories. I can write in short sessions, which is what I can mostly manage at home, but the extra time on retreat is helpful for characterization and plotting.

What is everyone else doing this weekend?


About Elena Greene

Elena Greene grew up reading anything she could lay her hands on, including her mother's Georgette Heyer novels. She also enjoyed writing but decided to pursue a more practical career in software engineering. Fate intervened when she was sent on a three year international assignment to England, where she was inspired to start writing romances set in the Regency. Her books have won the National Readers' Choice Award, the Desert Rose Golden Quill and the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence. Her Super Regency, LADY DEARING'S MASQUERADE, won RT Book Club's award for Best Regency Romance of 2005 and made the Kindle Top 100 list in 2011. When not writing, Elena enjoys swimming, cooking, meditation, playing the piano, volunteer work and craft projects. She lives in upstate New York with her two daughters and more yarn, wire and beads than she would like to admit.
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4 Responses to Escape! (I mean writer’s retreat)

  1. patty says:

    It is finally time to plant the cool season crops in the garden. Potatos, peas, carrots, parsnips and lettucy-things! And pick some more sorrel and chicory!

    • Elena Greene says:

      Sounds great, Patty. I would love to do more gardening myself, but I’m too busy to deal with anything but flowers and there it’s survival of the fittest. That means daffodils at this season (crocuses and tulips get eaten by chipmunks and deer). Later it’s daylilies and black-eyed Susans. Wish I could do vegetables, but I love it when friends unload their surplus zucchini on me.

  2. Isobel Carr says:

    Congrats! That’s a lot to get done.

    I’m heading up to Napa for my birthday (ok, tech my birthday was a couple weeks ago, but my BFF has been traveling for work and this was the first weekend we could secure). Going to do a little wine tasting, have dinner at the fabulous Bistro Jeanty, and hand out in Calistoga with my best friends.

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