Monday, August 23, 2010

Girls' Night Out!



If you are a regular reader, you know that last week was a rough one on the Playground. I myself had to deal with two car breakdowns and client confusion. Yikes!

But then on Saturday night a bunch of ladies from our RWA chapter (including most of the Playfriends) met up at the local bookstore in support of one of our Mavens, Beverly Barton, who was having a book signing.

Yes, its great to see our wonderful Maven and be there as she visited our town, though she definitely had enough fans show up that she wouldn’t have been lonely without us. But we also had lots of fun simply hanging out in the coffee shop and plotting out new books, fixing problem plots, and simply catching up on progress.

As women, I think we all recognize the renewing power of a night out with the girls. Afterward, you feel refreshed and problems don’t seem so huge. After a night out with fellow writers, I also feel energized to write again (I came home and wrote 4 more pages) and happy from spending time with others who “get” it.

So let’s head wipe the slate clean and start a new week this Monday. Tell me your favorite activity or thing to kick the doldrums! (Is a week away an option?) One commenter will win a copy of one of Beverly’s books.

Angel

Coming Soon!
This Thursday, August 26, we welcome author Tawny Weber to the Playground. Drop by for a good chat and encouragement. :)

13 comments:

Jane said...

One of the ways I like to kick the doldrums is to watch some of my favorite comedy movies like "Old School," "The Hangover" and "40 Year Old Virgin."

Playground Monitor said...

Travel of any kind will kick the doldrums, especially if it's a trip to see my granddaughter. If travel isn't possible, I'll escape into a good book or movie. And sometimes a good nap does the trick.

Angel said...

Jane, my husband has some of those comedies laying around, and I do enjoy watching them. I also enjoy "Shaun of the Dead" and "Clue" (old school there!). :)

While I enjoy travel, it often seems to exhaust and stress me out. But a nap is always an option!

Angel

karenk said...

i love to read on my front porch...

karenk
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runner10 said...

Shopping always seems to help!!

catslady said...

Besides reading - I mean reading is my all time favorite lol. Getting together with friends or family and playing games. Next to reading, I love playing games of any kind. There's always lots of laughter!

Cheryl said...

A trip and shopping without a cell phone! I sometimes also just hide and read. Really helps!

Rebekah E. said...

I love to sit and knit while listening to an audio book.

Angel said...

Reading seems to be the drug of choice. No surprises there. :)

Oh, don't get me started on shopping! That's a slippery slope.

I love games too, catslady, and our kids are just getting old enough to play real games with us.

Angel

Pat L. said...

Several things, reading a new book, going out to dinner with friends, watching a good movie and most definitely spending time with my granddaughter.

Smarty Pants said...

I like to bake when I'm feeling down. I also like to eat what I bake, but that's another story! :)

Problem Child said...

I'm fast becoming a convert to a long soak in the hot tub. Man, I love that thing! Stress melts away and I sleep so well after...

Christine said...

Sounds like you all had a great time at the signing. It's so much fun to be with like minded people.