I’m a fan of the writing retreat. There’s just something about getting together with like minded people that really sparks my own personal creativity. Twice every year around a dozen fellow Austin authors band together and run out to the country for an informal writing orgy. There’s no internet, no spouses, no children and no excuses. We write. We tell stories, go on walks, and support one another. We write some more.

There is nothing comparable.

So, I was very excited when the Brazos Valley SCBWI (the one in Bryan/College Station) asked me to participate in their writing retreat. It’s a very cool idea: a bunch of authors get together to work, write, and critique one another. The group would be broken into a bunch of critique groups that would meet a couple of times over the weekend, led by a publishing professional moderator. I am one of those moderators.

If you are going to be in Texas November 15-17, I encourage you to consider joining us on this retreat. It’ll be a great opportunity to network with professionals and other like-minded individuals as well as get a ton of writing accomplished. And in the spirit of NaNoWriMo, what better time could there be to abandon the real world for a weekend of writing?

The group has extended registration through October 20. If you are interested, check out their webpage for the event.

Will I see you there?