Some of you may have noticed that I like to write fiction. You may have seen my post last year about the Rainforest Writer’s Retreat, or when I talked about doing the National Novel Writing Month challenge, which (as you can see from the word count box in the left bar) I completed successfully.

And you may have heard me talk about the MUG writing group, that lovely group of individuals with whom I workshop my stories. I’ve learned an immense amount from them over the last couple of years, and my writing has improved by leaps and bounds. I still have a long way to go, and I’m looking forward to the improvements to my skillset that the MUGsters provide.

Last weekend we all got together in Santa Barbara for the 2nd Annual MUG Writer’s Retreat. Over two days I managed to write about 8000 words, almost finishing the last story in my third book. We also did a few writing challenges together, spontaneously coming up with short pieces from prompts. We also had a couple of great meals, lots of socializing and bonding time, and even watched a movie.

All in all, it was a great weekend. I’m looking forward to the next retreat – in the fall, maybe. Santa Barbara’s not that far away. :)