And the winner of THRONE OF GLASS is:
Yaaayyyyy *throws confetti*
Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll be emailing the winners shortly to get their addresses. Imma have another giveaway later this week, so stay tuned!
This past weekend, my critique partners and I rented a room at the Alta Lodge so that we could have some undisturbed writing time. Although I didn't get much done on my own story, we spent a bunch of hours working through Melanie's plot and helping her brainstorm ideas for her characters and world building. By the end of the retreat, Melanie had an entire outline written up for her new story. She came so far this weekend and I'm super excited to see the finished product!
View from our room
Not only was it nice to get away for a while, especially in mountains where it's mercifully cool, but I feel like our retreat helped me to understand the power of brainstorming. Sometimes, you just need to talk things through with other people who understand your writing. Critique groups are invaluable. They can help you at every stage of the writing process - drafting, revising, or even outlining, in Melanie's case.
Plus we got to eat Cafe Rio, and who doesn't love Cafe Rio?
Anyways, I'm off to go work my little butt off, because I have a 20-page paper due tomorrow that I haven't started. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!