Although my word count at the Rainforest Writers’ Retreat wasn’t high (about 6000), I also re-read and edited 50,000 words and am into the second half of the novel. However, the retreat had many great sessions (2 per day) on managing time flow in fiction, character, setting, breaking into print and contracts, as well as breakfasts, lunches and social events.
The weather was perfect: rainy and cool, so sitting in front of the fireplace writing was the only place I wanted to be. And the people there had an electric energy that was infectious! So good to be kibitzing with so many highly respected authors! Attendees included Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, Jay Lake, James Van Pelt and Louise Marley. Thanks, Patrick (Swensen, Fairwood Press) for organizing!