I talked a little about myself and my writing, a lot about eBooks and the impact they are having on the publishing market. I was very gratified to be able to converse with the audience. I was a little afraid it would just be me sitting there talking at people but they got involved which was very gratifying.
I got to speak to two people who gave the whole range of authors. One was a man who was just getting ready to launch his first book and was very interested in the various pathways to print. Another was a lady who had been previously published and saw the industry from a whole different perspective. Very interesting.
Newcastle Library tweeted a very complimentary message about me and my event. Thanks!
A pint of Stella afterwards helped calm my nerves - I can't remember the last time I was that nervous - the next one will be easier (and better!)
As well as the stress and nerves, I was battling my MS. As I type this my left leg is largely numb and it has affected my mobility, making transferring difficult and dangerous. I been checked out by doctors today (thanks, Rachael!) and the expected course of steroids has been decided against. Looks like I'm just going to have to weather this storm and see if things improve. No doubt they will.
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