Last month RWI held our annual retreat and as our guest speaker, had Jean Brashear from Austin, TX. I’d never met Jean before and found her to be an absolute delight! She fit in with us so well I could’ve sworn she was a member of our chapter. Here’s Jean sharing her knowledge with us.
Don’t you just love it when you meet someone like that? My only regret is that she lives so far away and ISN’T a member of the chapter.
When we have a retreat, we try to go out of town – someplace fairly secluded – so so we can concentrate on our writing. And did we ever! Even after we concluded the workshops, we didn’t talk about families (much :-)), the day jobs or anything else. We immersed ourselves in all things writing related. Exactly what we wanted.
We have some new members who are just starting their writing careers, and I have to tell you, they were like sponges! They wanted to know everything. The neat thing about our chapter is the more experienced writers are more than willing to help the newbies. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that I was one of those sponges, trying to learn as much as I could as fast as I could. It’s always nice to be able to pay it forward even as I’m still learning myself.
Here’s a picture of most of the gang. We should’ve gotten a picture Saturday afternoon when a couple of the other members were there. But here we are.
I’m already looking forward to next years’ retreat. Wish you could be there, too.