Deep Writing Workshop w/ @ericmaisel

I just had the best week for my writing. I’ve always wanted to do one of Eric Maisel’s deep writing workshops, and this year, it happened. It took place in Mendocino and was very good for getting my regular writing process going again after a year and a half of moving and selling houses. (Not quite done with the selling part of our primary home, but I’m writing regularly anyway, hooray.)

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I deliberately didn’t take my real camera on this trip but captured a few shots with the phone. Yay for smart phones!

Have a great weekend.

Mendocino memories

We did some research to see if we could just move here. But then I realized, if we moved here, we couldn’t stay at the Brewery Gulch Inn any more, and that’s what I really want to do.

Brewery Gulch Inn
Brewery Gulch Inn
What was outside our window on the side. (Brewery Gulch Inn, King room.)
The side window of the Madrone room,
Our deck.
Our deck.

This was a great place for a writing retreat.

Plotting my next novel
Plotting my next novel,
What you see when you're driving down the road.
What you see when you’re driving down the road.
Little River gas station.
Little River (the next town) gas station and market,
Little River Post Office
Little River Post Office,
A view from Wild Fish
A view from Wild Fish
Another view from Wild Fish
Another view from Wild Fish.
Seafood rissotto
Seafood risotto.
Crab cakes
Crab cakes.
A dessert tart with the recommended dessert wine at Wild Fish.
A dessert tart with the recommended dessert wine at Wild Fish.
A park in Mendocino
A park in Mendocino.
The museum at the park.
The museum at the park.

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Brewery Gulch Inn. No, it's not a brewery! But they do provide plenty of beer...and wine.
Brewery Gulch Inn. No, it’s not a brewery! But they do provide plenty of beer…and wine.
Brewery Gulch Inn
Brewery Gulch Inn

Mendocino, a pileated woodpecker and other birds

The pileated woodpecker is very cautious. He took a long time to come down to the bird feeder.

Here is my left profile
Here is my left profile.
I think I'm pretty handsome from this angle too
I think I’m pretty handsome from this angle too.
Look at my crowning glory.
Look at my crowning glory.
Finally I get to eat, and you get to see my red head.
Finally I get to eat, and you get to see my scarlet crest and shiny black tuxedo.

I think this bird lived up on this branch, but I don’t know what she’s doing now, because there’s a huge storm buffeting the area now.

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Turkeys are beautiful.

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The ravens in Mendocino are huge.

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We had to cut our trip short due to a huge storm hitting today. It’s exciting to be getting some rain and snow in California!