Another month and another writers' gathering. Mostly the same gang as last month. We met on Saturday in a cafe (Hopscotch in Elsternwick) for brunch at 11:00am, and filled the ensuing hours with talk of many things, including our writing. Even when it is purely social, it is fabulous to meet with these guys, knowing that we can (and will) return to writing -- a topic never far from our minds.
The reason we opted for brunch this time was so that, suitably inspired, we would have the option of hitting the manuscript for the balance of the afternoon and/or evening. Some of us found it very amusing therefore that we hung about in that cafe until almost 5pm! The cafe people were very generous, not complaining that we took up space in their courtyard all day. And although I personally had 3 coffees and 2 pots of green tea in that time (along with a meal and cake for afternoon tea) our bill was extremely reasonable.
Anyway, it was a decadent and very pleasurable day. I am really enjoying this group. Regular interaction with other writers really helps me keep my motivation up.
We talked of writing retreats, and formed loose plans to organise one . . . leading into some. Who know? Maybe we'll pick a cafe somewhere!