at Tate Branch Campground on the Tallulah River, just outside of Clayton, GA.
I'm a camping virgin and somewhat dubious about this whole no-shower, sleeping-on-the-ground thing. How will I sleep without my memory foam mattress, down-alternative comforter, and 2 fans? (Benadryl)
I'm planning on bringing a notebook and pens, as it's no doubt pointless to lug the netbook for its paltry 3 hours of battery life.
Revisions are going well. I've written the introductory scenes to both my main characters. Something a bit odd did happen, though. I've never been one of those writers who feels like their characters "talk" to them. No stories pounding to get out of my head. I am firmly in charge.
However, when I sat down to write Tom's introductory scene, it came out in present tense. And once I realized what I'd done, when I tried to put it back into past tense, it felt all forced-like. So I'm rolling with it.
Hopefully the amount of bug spray I'm going to have to bathe in to survive a weekend in the woods won't kill my writing brain cells.
And if I survive that, hopefully the camping trip won't end like this...