Friday, 11 January 2013

Happy New Year... Five Go Wild in Connemara!

Happy New Year everyone... Let's hope 2013 is a stunner.





I certainly started the year off right, am just back from a wonderful writer's retreat at Delphi Lodge in Connemara with fabulous fellow authors Chantelle Shaw, Caitlyn Crews, Abby Green and Fiona Harper. I have a whole album of photos on my Facebook page, but frankly you can't take a bad picture in that staggeringly beautiful landscape.

And the Lodge itself is the perfect place to relax, indulge and feed the body and the soul with some great craic beside a roaring fire or over a three-course meal. Each evening after a day of wandering, soaking up the mystery and magic of Ireland's dramatic Atlantic Coast, we would retire to the Lodge to solve plotting problems, discuss the genesis of the alpha hero and generally laugh ourselves silly over the trials and tribulations of being a romance writer. Ah, it's a tough life....


To celebrate the dawn of 2013 - which I hope will be a great year for my writing - I'm giving away a Quiet Man Calendar which I picked up in the gift shop in the grounds of the majestic Kylemore Abbey and a copy of my Brody Brothers Special Release, PS I'm Pregnant - featuring two gorgeous Irish heroes.

Just check out the Rafflecopter below to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway

11 comments:

Manda Ward said...

I would LOVE to up my game writing wise and finally finish one of my many ideas, and have it accepted for publication.

Julianne L said...

Gosh - same as Manda Ward above really. I would be thrilled if I could finish just one of my writing ideas.:)

Desere said...

Really stunning pictures you all look great! And wow that landscape truly is something spectacular! The calendars are awesome looking! Thanks Heidi and I wish you many sales for 2013.

Heidi Rice said...

Manda and Julianne, the secret is DON'T give up, no matter how crap you think it is! Because you will and often. The secret of writing is in the rewriting, but you have to have finished at least a rough draft to do that. Good luck!

Cheers Desere... I wish for many sales too.

Nancy Crocker said...

Looks like a great time had by all. I would love to win a copy of P.S. I'm Pregnant. Thanks for the contest

PrincessFiona01 said...

I already have PS I'm Pregnant. I have plenty of rough drafts. The rewriting is the tough part. It's hard not to be precious.

Samantha Veerasamy said...

Aww what a lovely way to start 2013, Heidi. Looks like you all had a smashing time. x

Lacey Devlin said...

Happy New Year, Heidi!! I hope it's another great one :)

Heidi Rice said...

Hi Nancy, Fiona, Samantha and Lacey... Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a fab - and super productive - 2013 too!

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Hello, Heidi. Was home in Ireland for a month last year and enjoyed every moment. I hope it's not such a long time as the last before I go back again - it was fourteen years last time. I get so homesick sometimes. That's probably one of the reasons why I devoured your Brody books. They made me feel right at home....

Samantha Veerasamy said...

Yay! Thanks Heidi!