People have been asking me for details of the Big Sur Writing Workshop, and it's been hard to come up with the right words. (I couldn't even come up with a good title for this post.) In some ways, it was harder than I expected. Not just the writing, but the emotional part of it. I was one of 80-something writers there. Some of them further along in the journey. Some with  more innate talent. More time. More drive. All of us desiring the same thing. 

It was humbling.

But also hopeful. The feedback I received, both from my critique groups and from Anica and Mary, was incredible. I'm truly looking at my story and my writing in a different way. My roommate was wonderful and so encouraging. (More on that later. Winkity-wink.)

All that to say, I highly recommend it. And that's all I have to say about that.


  1. Sounds great. I'd love to go to something like that. I think there is just something powerful about being with other people that have the same dream as you do. It creates it's own energy.

  2. I agree--I went to that conference feeling like I knew my stuff pretty well, and came out feeling like a complete newbie. It sort of stung, but gave me a much better idea of what I'm doing vs. what I should be doing!

  3. I know, I'm still trying to figure out what to do next. Some days I'm like I AM ON IT and other days I want to curl up in bed and never write again. I'm curious to hear about your roommate!