In Full Retreat

Day 2 of Retreat.

Had a great time with Yolanda. We had some great conversation, and we went to this super ritzy spa and had amazing manis and pedis. I now have gold nails and soft skin. We ate at Seasons 52 and a great sushi place. So, pretty babied there. Yo and I also went to see The Descendants, and I was very impressed with George Clooney’s performance. Also very impressed that George Clooney protested at the Sudanese Embassy. It’s been a good weekend for my opinion of George Clooney.


So, the retreat. First of all, really trying to get back on the health track today. I haven’t been off the rails, but more alcohol than usual is hard on this poor girl’s plumbing and perceptions.

What I think is interesting, among the many interesting things in regard to hanging out with writers, is that with some of these writers I’m beginning to get the sense of the writer these guys might become, the unique voices and characteristics. And that’s cool.

But I’m learning a lot. Like right now, Sean Craven just said something I found profound “Don’t think in terms of revising problematic scenes. Think in terms of re-imagining scenes.” Which is something I need to learn myself.

All righty. Back to paying attention to what’s going on around me.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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