Per our theme this month, I'm sure there were many funny things that happened on the way to being published. Alas, I can't remember them. Sometimes the less than perfect things stick in the mind. But I do recall a setting and place that played an integral part of my writing development and eventual publishing success.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia was the city for Washington Romance Writers' annual retreat. There, we had the hotel - Hilltop House, which overlooked the bluff where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers merged. It was picturesque and steeped in history with a little bit of the ghostly stuff. But here we gathered each year with editors from the publishing houses, agents, and eager writers in the company of several famous and successful writers for a wonderfully, creative weekend.
I bid you adieu, Hilltop House.
Much laughter and joy blossomed under your roof. You will always be a part of my heart.