I've been away, at a conference. The Romantic Novelists' Association conference at Penrith, to be precise. Penrith is in the Lake District, a beautiful town in a beautiful setting. I had a great time, meeting other authors, attending seminars, learning a boatload of stuff.
I'm always amazed when authors accept me as "one of us." I've never been "one of us," so the feeling is a new one to me, but I am enjoying it! And I'm finding that more authors feel like that. We sit at home, typing away, wondering if we're completely mad to turn storytelling into a career, only to find that the people we've read and admired for years feel exactly the same way!