Nan Reinhardt, Author

Grown-up love stories, because we're never too old for a little sexy romance…

Writing Retreat Day 1


It’s a little before 8 p.m. and Lizzie and I are already settled in our cozy room and we’ve both written a good bit since we checked in around 3 p.m. It’s been a nutty day. Right off, it is cold! Like winter serious cold!

Our reservations were at a state park inn and we couldn’t check in until 4 pm, so we had lunch at this fabulous restaurant here in Nashville, IN — just fantastic food! An amazing cream of chicken soup with spinach and artichokes. Man was that ever tasty! The restaurant is part of an inn here in the heart of town–The Artists Colony Inn. It’s very pretty.

While we were eating, we got a message from the state park inn telling us, we thought, that the heat was out in the hotel. We checked with desk clerk at the Artists Colony and got a price for a room just in case the heat didn’t get fixed by the time we checked in at the state park. As it happened, we misunderstood and the heat was out in the pool, not the whole inn, but the inn was overrun with kids, literally! Not sure why so many kids were there, but honestly, we couldn’t see how we could possibly write there. So we decided not to stay and instead made our way back to The Artists Colony and checked in.

This is a lovely place–our room is charming with quilts on the beds and lots of fun antique-y style furniture. We’ve settled in nicely, opened the wine we bought at Cedar Creek winery earlier in the day and are bouncing ideas off each other as we write. A perfect beginning to the writing retreat.

I’ve gotten a good start on Aidan’s story–used a fun device that I hope will work at the beginning. Not sure yet, but the story’s already moving along. Liz is doing great on her story, too. We’re kickin’ it! Hold a good thought for both of us. More tomorrow.

6 Comments to

“Writing Retreat Day 1”

  1. Avatar February 18th, 2019 at 8:55 pm Kristina Knight Says:

    It sounds perfect (well, now that the kids are far, far away)! …and one of these days, I’m *going* to tag along with the two of you. 😀

  2. Avatar February 19th, 2019 at 8:36 am Nan Says:

    How about next month, Kristi? 😉

  3. Avatar February 19th, 2019 at 9:01 pm Carolyn McCutcheon Says:

    Write, write, write, and keep writing.

  4. Avatar February 21st, 2019 at 11:53 am Nan Says:

    We’re doing it, Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by and for being a great cheerleader!

  5. Avatar February 22nd, 2019 at 2:00 pm Margie Says:

    I think you traded up–this place is adorable.

    And I, too, plan to tag along one of these times. Which I actually mentioned in my blog today (self promotion)

    Can’t wait to read another update!

  6. Avatar February 27th, 2019 at 7:56 am Nan Says:

    Hey sweets, you’re welcome anytime at all!