Less than a month to go to the Festival of Writing in York.
And, yes, I'm really excited about it.
Imagine - a whole weekend spent in the company of other writers, being surrounded by the full literary experience of talking about the crafting (and selling) of words.
On Friday, Emma Darwin and I are running the Self Edit Your Work for Market mini course.
Saturday morning, I'm running a workshop concentrating on how to deal with the thorny problem of handling POVs.
Then, on Saturday afternoon, I'll be doing an hour of 1-1 sessions, meeting with writers (who will have submitted writing in advance) and discussing their book.
Saturday night, there's a gala dinner. (What to wear???)
Then on Sunday, I have another session of 1-1s.
In between, I'm going to have to decide whether to explore York, gatecrash some of the other workshops, hang out and chat with anyone around, or (and this is my fantasy) sit and work on my own WIP, inspired by the atmosphere.
writers' group or because they've attended workshops I've run in the past. Others I know through blogging or Facebook. And I can't wait to put faces to authors whose books I have worked on but who I've never met in Real Life.
Bookings close on 25th March, so if you'd like to join us all, you'd better act fast.