I’ve recently returned from a writers’ retreat and was thinking about what words of writing wisdom I could share with my Monday blog readers . . . but then I realized our highlights are NSFW.
My friends do not, and I am currently not, writing mature themes. Our novels contain very little crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V). Due to our Young Adult (YA), and mainstream fiction genres, our books are pretty family friendly.
But man, our retreat conversations are like twelve year old boys at a Sailor Convention hosted by George Carlin during a full moon.
We laugh A LOT
WE ARE FRICKIN* HILARIOUS.
*edited for general audiences
There was a time or two that we jotted our best lines on a white board and took pics for posterity. Viewing later, out of context, they’re merely funny because. Which, is okay, I mean, anything that brings a smile to your face and a chuckle to your throat is good, right?
But in the moment, HOLY MOLY . . .
well, I guess you had to be there.
It’s so good to be there.
We haven’t remembered to bring a white board in ages, but we still reference a spontaneous hilarity as being “white board worthy”.
For the record, we did get a lot of reading, writing, and editing accomplished on this retreat. But mostly, and I swear, this has never been more important than it is right now, we caught up on a lot of sharing, socializing, and, of course, laughing.
Sanity for the win.
You can put it on the board, YES!
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