Sunday, August 22, 2010
Writer's retreats are a great way to get away from your daily demands and focus on your story. My writing friends and I try to go on one every year. We usually go to a haunted hotel, but with the economy the way it is, we chose to take advantage of the lower summer rates at one of the Phoenix area resorts. With the online special, and sharing a room with three other writers, I was able to enjoy The Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino for two nights for only $50. Now that is what I call a deal! I only lost $27 at the casino before I gave up. That wasn't too bad.
I find I recharge my batteries when I get away from home with my friends. We brainstorm books and find a central location to write. You should have seen the looks we received when guests walked through the lobby and noticed ten women with laptops. It wasn't the PTA, that's for sure!
This retreat was organized by Cheyanne McCray and Cassie Ryan. Some of the other writers having a great time were the writing team of Tia Dani, Erin Quinn, Kallie Owens, Kayce Lassiter, and Donna Warner. My sister, Tacha, also came along. One of these days we are going to get her to finish a story.
Posted by Tina Swayzee McCright at 9:34 PM