Sunday, December 06, 2009

Not weird, but wonderful

If last weekend was weird, this one also revolved around writing in one form or another but was full on wonderful!

I spent Saturday selling Hoovering the Roof on a stall on Northcross Road with other EDWGers, then came home and changed and was off out again, this time to a launch party.

The great thing about this event was that it was to celebrate the publication of a book that's created a real buzz by a blogging author who I had come across only briefly via Bookarazzi.

Cally Taylor has struck gold with her novel, Heaven Can Wait, which has already gone to a 3rd reprint just weeks after being launched and has sold translation rights in 8 countries (so far). (Can't wait to read it.)

To make the party even more exciting, Cally is part of a vast extended community of blogging writers, none of whom I'd met before - even in the blogosphere - and all (yes, all!) of whom were friendly, welcoming, sharing and supportive.

As if that wasn't enough for my cup to runneth over, I got to bring the only one I had met before (my fabulous mentee, Her Royal Qwertyness) back home with me and keep her overnight.

Anyway, if any of the new people I met happen in here - greetings and welcome. I forgot to write down all your blog names, so please drop me a comment so we can continue the discussions we started.


CL Taylor said...

It was SO lovely to meet you and talk writing Debi. And HUGE thanks for the loan of your fantastic signing pen!

Debi said...

Oooh hi, Cally. That was quick. It was a brilliant evening and I'm really excited for you.

Hope the lucky pen does its stuff. It will certainly be available for the next launch. I have a serious feeling you're going to go from strength to strength and it was clear from everyone I spoke to last night that your success is well-deserved.

Unknown said...

Sounds really lovely Debi - another great blogger moot, in all but name :)

Debi said...

What amazes me, Babs, is that there was this whole other fantastic community of blogging writers. My blogroll was already bumper sized and now it's swollen still further.

Makes you wonder how many more people are out there that you'd really bond with given the chance.

Queenie said...

It was so fabulous, I'm still on a high! So glad you had such a good time, and thanks for ace hospitality (mmmm, cheese triangles!!).

Liane Spicer said...

Wow - how wonderful for Cally! And yes, the extended community is a great boon.