Thursday, May 31, 2012

Farewell, Retreat!

I've been teaching in South America for a month, now, staying in a guesthouse, teaching every afternoon. I miss the family enormously (skype notwithstanding). But it has been great for writing! I outlined a chapter book sequel, because if the publisher who is considering the first one wants to talk series, then I'd best be ready, right? And a lot of short stories for another publisher, two of which are currently green lit to revise. I have very much enjoyed the writing boot camp, and will have fond memories of it. Not to mention that I have a store of images in my head that were not there before, such as the giant untethered pig eating grass on the narrow mid-city median strip of a four-lane highway today. No human anywhere to be seen. I think it would have come up to my waist, had I had the courage to go anywhere near it. Or to stand on the median strip in Paraguayan traffic... See? These things will show up somewhere later, I just know it.


  1. So glad you were so productive! I was very productive the first few days, but now my brain seems to think it's time to go home, so it's shutting down. I need to reboot and remind it that I can still get a lot done in the next few days.

    Congrats on all of the completed work.

    I hope you have safe travels home and a wonderful reunion with the family!!!

  2. Thanks, GEW! I also did rest, a lot. I suspect you also need to rest in order to recharge! Enjoy it, and soak in that lovely scenery.