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Because I wrote 10,000 words this week (!!!!I rule!!!!) I’m rewarding myself by having today off, while the husband looks after the Fecklet. Providentially, it’s also the day of a Romantic Novelists’ Association meeting in London, so I am going to spend the day being A Lady Novelist with lots of my Lady Novelist mates. I’m meeting my friend Claire at the station to travel to London. It’s her first time at the New Cavendish Club and I know she will love it, being in a room with so many like-minded people. It’s such a pleasure to look forward to introducing your friends to your other friends.

The topic for this afternoon is “Getting the Most Out of Your Publicist” and I will be storing up information like crazy.

And Biddy reminded me that she and I met at a spring RNA meeting at the New Cav, six years ago! It’s hard to believe it was that long ago, and that short a time ago, too. Since then we’ve spoken to each other in some way nearly every day. She reads all my books before I send them to my editor and she is thanked at the beginning of every one. And all of that started by her getting me horrendously, droolingly drunk on white wine, six years ago!

Joining the RNA was really one of the best things I have ever done. I’m feeling all misty-eyed about it.

I might have a glass or two of white wine with Biddy this afternoon to celebrate. In fact, I predict that by 6 pm I will be hugging everyone in sight, saying, “I love you, man.”

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  1. Ah what a lovely post. Wish I lived nearer to London.
    I lived there nine years ago but I hadn’t started to write then. Funny how life swaps about.
    Enjoy the fun! And wine.
    I’m going to the conference so that’ll be my exciting splurge.

  2. Have fun, it’s a shame everything is always in London it seems. Maybe I’ll make it down again one of the days.

  3. Have a lovely drunken afternoon – can’t wait to hear all about it! x

  4. Oh, I didn’t mean to make myself anonymous there! 🙂

  5. I am sooooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!! Have a glass for me. The RNA is great and I’ll be there for the Summer Party!!! Send Biddy my love.


  6. You’re drinking with Biddy?

    Look out for that immortal eagle. That’s all I’m sayin’.

  7. I wish I was there to get one of those drunken hugs and “I love you, mans”

    Have fun.

  8. Oh damn, I missed out on the drunken hugs too. Julie, we could have got together, pooled all our money and set about tracking down David Tennant for a repeat of the Davina episode.

    One of these days I’ll make it to a New Cav meeting!

  9. Awww thanks!! “I love you man!”

    And it was lovely to have this morning whispering our plots to each other so we didn’t wake everyone up.

    And here is to many many more!

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