Last day of the Blue Heaven writer's retreat, and we're in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. This is the biggest, most tricked out house I've ever stayed at - 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a Thermidor chef's stove, a zillion TV panels with surround audio, oh my goodness. It rents for $15,000 week during the high season. You can buy it for $3 million. It comes with an ocean, too. Here's the view from our deck.
I had many lofty plans for the week, many of which did not come to fruition, but that's okay. Last year I was incredibly prolific and this year not so much, for example. I wanted to get some running in, but the weather was nasty. I hoped to stay vegan, but that was quickly derailed and that's okay, too.
Mostly I worked on my catalog - updating covers on Smashwords and Amazon and fixing files that had some errors in them. Thinking up new covers and getting great tips from our resident designers. I did finish and post some fanfic, and worked on a new story I want to send to Asimov's, and did a lot of reading. I soaked up conversations. Made plans. Plotted. And slept.
Tomorrow - 10 hour drive back to family, Florida and kitties. Thank goodness for podcasts.