So how did the "literary event" go on Saturday? My answer? Very well, especially when one factors in that it was the first time we'd ever tackled something like this. The venue was nice, the food was very good, and I thought the authors (those I had direct contact with) were great. It's hard for some writers because it's a very introverted life they lead - so actually dealing with people can be tricky. But the authors I dealt with personally or heard speak in other panels, I thought were really great. Funny, outgoing, gregarious.
Naturally there is room for improvement, but such is life. All in all, it was a good experience and I hope everyone who attended had more positive moments than negative ones.
In other news, this whole experience gave me an idea for my next Romancing The Blog column (Friday, April 27), so I need to get busy writing that. I had a comment afterwards from an attendee, along with other comments I've received from other "reader's advisory" things I've done on the genre. Hopefully I'll be able to keep my ranting and swearing to a minimum.
How's that for a tease? You'll just have to wait for Friday for all the details.
I also hope that now this is behind me I can get back to my "real" job (which is spending money) and reading. I am so behind on my reading - which some of you might have noticed. I haven't been talking about actual books lately....