Front porch of the Saratoga Inn, Whidbey Island WA

Last weekend, I was given the gift of attending Bob Mayer’s writing workshops on Whidbey Island, WA.  Gorgeous location, wonderful B & B to stay in, where the classes were held.  Bob Mayer is an excellent teacher.  Clear, to the point.  I loved watching him listen to the other participants of the classes.  He was obviously so used to being diplomatic in his responses……..for me, it was “why would we want to read about this character ?  What does she do that makes it worth our while?”   Right !  Exactly !  On to the next person please!  Ha 🙂  I learned SO much… friend Carol was the driving force behind our weekend – and we both are going to become published, because WE are the only ones that can control that, right Carol ? 🙂 VBG !

I had opted to trade up on my cell phone, the clamshell style LG phone I have carried everywhere is two years old.  I got an LG Ally.  It arrived a few days before my trip, and while I am FINALLY getting used to it and all its fancy functions, I scared myself a number of times while I was gone… taking it out while on the observation deck of the ferry, and darn near losing my grip on it – it would have hop-skip and jumped right into the Puget Sound.  Guess that is why I am carrying insurance on it !!!

Anyway, we had a great time, and yes, at the end of both Saturday’s class and Sunday’s class our heads were going to explode.  How could they not ?  So much timely information.  Bob truly has his finger on the pulse of publishing now, and I plan to do all I can to learn what he knows about it and apply it to my career.  Thank you Carol, I learned SO much 🙂 Like not to eat a full lunch and then order a full dinner !  Ha !  We walked to dinner each night, such a lovely island community. I loved this huge metal rooster.

They call him "MR.ROOSTER".........5 foot high !

Hope you are all staying warm, it was 19 degrees last night. Ugh, winter arrives…….not like we didn’t expect it !