This week I decided to do a shout out for meeting up with like-minded people. It doesn’t really matter where your interests lie, you cannot underestimate the value of conversing with people who share the same interest.
On Saturday, I attended the Romantic Novelists’ Association Birmingham Chapter meeting. This meeting is for people in the association who live within travelling distance of Birmingham, and indeed other writers who like to join us. We tried a new venue on Saturday, the Bacchus Bar in New Street.
Our new co-ordinator got there early to bagsy a few tables in an alcove and then we descended to order lunch and drinks. I’ve noticed that a group of writers can get very loud and enthusiastic (even without a drink). We applaud successes in the group, publication deals, contracts signed, books published and, this time, the news that our newly appointed c0-ordinator is the recipient of the Katie Fforde bursary. Yay!
We never seem to run out of conversation, with subjects ranging from the downright risqué, to serious marketing tips. One thing is sure, I always come away feeling enthusiastic and uplifted.
So, if you have chance to meet up with others sharing your interest, take it – I don’t think you will be disappointed.