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Today I’m going to talk about the perks of writing. Sometimes writers can be a moany old bunch. Deadlines, difficult stories that commonly become known as pineapples, lack of time to write, strained joints, bones, muscles etc. Well today, I’m going for the good stuff – the parties!!!!!!!
Because, believe it or not writers are a very sociable bunch. We like to meet up and chat often. We like to meet up and eat often. We like to meet up and drink often. See? You’re getting the picture.
Last week I spent sometime in London. It’s only one hour away on the plane from Glasgow but seems to take so much longer. Let’s not talk about going down the wrong sliproad on the motorway at 5am and thinking stuff it and just reversing back up it!
I was headed for the Romance Novelists Association’s Summer Party. Some of you may not not know this, but the members of the RNA are renowned for their shoes. So, the pressure was on! What do you think? (10 days later my feet have not recovered!)
The party was great fun, a real chance to mingle with other authors and talk the kind of stuff that anyone else in the world would find boring!
I also paid a visit to Mills and Boon headquarters. It was great fun too. I went for lunch with my editor and then was given an opportunity to raid the Mills and Boon library. I didn’t need to be asked twice!
And finally I made my way to Fortnum and Mason. Some strange fellow author (Kate Hardy!) has talked about violet biscuits before and I was curious. So I bought some of those and some gorgeous chocolates sold to me by the poshest 17 year old boy in the smartest uniform I’ve ever seen.
So, the question for the week is what have you done for fun lately?
P.S. The chocolates didn’t last long!