We have spent the time here writing, brainstorming, critiquing and then doing it all over again. In between, we have eaten (a lot), met with writerly colleagues and hiked at some beautiful spots around Lake Tahoe.
We hiked to the shores of Lake Tahoe to see an amazing house called Vikingsholm at the head of Emerald Bay. It was built by Mrs Lora Josephine Knight as a Summer Home in 1929.
After arriving at South Lake Tahoe, I decided to put my mentorship novel aside, and have been working on two mid-grade books in my time here.
One of them was a book my son had classified as fake non-fiction. I have now dragged it across the line into the fiction realm and I think it works much better. This story has been so much fun to work on and with Mina’s help and the inspiring surroundings, it has turned into quite a different book.
I have also been revamping a mid grade novel I wrote some years ago and in these scenic surroundings, it too has developed a new life.
So now it’s back to Australia to spend the next six months reworking my novel until I return in April/May 2014 for the next exciting leg of my mentorship journey.
Happy writing:) See you back in Oz.