A Much-needed Retreat
At the end of last week, I headed up to southern Illinois for the third annual Once Upon a Page retreat. As you can see from our picture, we were missing quite a few who came the year before. We had half as many this year, actually, and our dear friend Erin Howard, one of the founders of our group, couldn't come, either. But we had a good few days.
Since the three of us weren't all there, we didn't spend nearly as much time making YouTube videos like we have in the past. I think we did about five or six total, just to have a few, but we'll make up for it using Zoom over the next few weeks since we won't be able to get together again until probably next year. Still, a lot of other good was gleaned.
Retreating to Advance
If you've followed me for any amount of time at all, you know Heather Greer and Erin Howard are two of my writing sisters. We have our YouTube channel, Once Upon a Page, which has been going for two years now (almost 100 episodes!). And for the second year in a row, we organized a retreat for other writers to join us for three days of writing, encouragement, and fun. Last year was a blast (here's my post about it), but this year was even better.
First of all, we doubled in how many people attended, which was amazing. We had authors from TN, KY, IL, and AR, too. And it was a blast getting to know them and hear about their stories.
The weather was warm and mostly sunny, so we could spend time outside as well as inside. All the devos and talks were uplifting (I can say that because I led two of them--ha!).
And we actually got some writing done as well as recording more videos for the YouTube channel.
This is a place for me to tell you about what I'm writing, talk about the process or where some of my ideas came from, or even have other authors come in and talk about their books.
Authors I Love to Read (in no particular order)