I had a FANTASTIC weekend "off the grid." I knew we wouldn't have wi-fi, but I wasn't expecting "zero bars" on my cell phone, too. I got so much done, and feel comfortable about talking to an agent next weekend. I sincerely doubt I will get a request for a partial, but if I do, I'm ready.
I could do this once a month. It was just so great to be in a cabin with four other writers, doing nothing but eating, sleeping, and writing. I arrived around 8 pm Friday. It took a while to find the place in the dark. But the cabin was clean and everything was in good order. I wrote until 10:30, went to bed, woke up at four-thirty on Saturday morning, wrote all day (except for meals and a long walk) until after midnight, got up at 6:30 Sunday and wrote until 1:30 pm.
Of course there was plenty of comraderie as well, and food. We used almost an entire can of Melitta coffee in a mere 36 hours! I'm sure the other campers wondered what cult those strange women belonged to who almost never stirred from their cabin.
And now it's time for the Sunday Snapshot. Post the last paragraph (or about five lines of dialogue) that you wrote. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't even have to be good. It just has to be yours.
“What else did he tell you?”
“He told me,” said Faldur, “not to bring hawen along on missions, because they waste their breath on useless questions.”
“And distract the Captains from their duties,” added Gorrith, who had come up behind them.
“Hush, you idiot!” hissed Marenya, afraid the men would overhear.