…..to those who date, wait, inflate, elate and over-estimate. Amongst others.
The good thing that came to me was – after seven delicious months of being a freshly signed-on-the-dotted-line writer for Mills & Boon Medicals – was getting to go to the Authors Luncheon at the Charing Cross Hotel. Not only was the a) food super tasty b) the waiters nice enough to keep on refilling my Single Glass of Wine and c) the cocktail party was ripe with delicious strawberry blini-type things – but a big fat D for Delightful – I finally got to start putting some of the great names to rather wonderful faces.
It is one thing to read a romance – but to then get to be in a room surrounded by about 50 people who sit at their desks, laptops, kitchen tables and craft love stories – was a true pleasure.
I was sat next to The Other Annie (Claydon) who turns about to be supremely groovy and The Other Sheila – or The Sheila as I like to think of her – given that she’s a fine-tuned editorial pro helming the department into a Pulse or a Heartbeat or whatever the new name may turn out to be if we ever get a new name.
Which is a big massive party-laced dither to say I’ve had my first ever review (yeahhhh, wooowwwww!!!! Cue clapping, whoops and hollers) for my first ever book which will be hitting the kindles October 1st and some shelves October 3rd and (gasp for breath) I am so delighted to be in the company of such wonderful women, I couldn’t ask to have waited for a better thing. Cheers ladies!