WOW. What a conference. Great fun. Great chat. Old friends. New friends.
Still recovering. Still buzzing. Still jazzed.
A few personal highlights:
*I had to stand up and tell the assembled great and good of the Romance community – including my own Mills and Boon editor – that since the last conference I had sold two books and had a new contract for two more. I am still glowing with the congratulations and support and encouragemen of my fellow authors.
* My first book “Always the Bridesmaid” was in the OTTAKERS shop!!! HOW?? Apparently Waterstones Carlisle took all six of the Romance Titles and not just the four others take.
I SAW MY BOOK FOR SALE!! sorry to gush, but this is a milestone moment.
AND PEOPLE BOUGHT IT! I even signed some like a proper grown up author. Kewl. Hope they like it.
* I met friends who for most of the year are out there in the virtual world. Nothing like it.
* New friends. Wonderful people all fuelled by the love of the genre – some sold, some pre-sold. Egos left at the door.
* Several light bulb moments in chats and seminars re my current WIP.
Over the next few days I will be posting my notes from some of the seminars. Cannot promise they will be coherent but I will try and make sense of them
And the sun shone. In Cumbria. I had heard this happened now and again, but never experienced myself until this weekend. Nice one.
It was worth a round trip drive of over 700 miles. Already looking forward to the next one in London!.