Finally back from the UKMEET. Well, ok that ended last Sunday but I carried on partying with Penny and TA Moore and by party I mean potter around the shops, eat a lot, go to Costa, nap, and generally catch up because it’s the first time we’ve all seen each other since the pandemic.
The Meet was awesome as usual! I caught up with lots of old friends, met some new ones, bought books, both physical and ebooks!
It’s the first meet I’ve been to where I actually went as a published author which was surreal and scary and awesome—all rolled into one! Thanks to everyone who came to talk to me and those who bought my books—you’ve made my year!
This is the first big thing I’ve been to since the pandemic and I won’t lie, the anxiety was strong!! I’m not used to speaking to people, or being around so many people, but many of us introverted writers and readers are like that so I was amongst friends! Everyone is so nice there and the organisers really look after you!
I went to some interesting panels, such as world building which was great because they talked about world building in contemporary fiction as well as the fantasy world, which you don’t get a lot of. It also made me realise I need to update my series bibles!
The branding and marketing panel was also really interesting—And has given me some ideas I just need to put into practice.
And on another important note I had Korean food for the first time! Bibimbab, and Korean fried chicken—how did I go so long without either?!! And Mochi! So yummy! And cake—so much cake! I have eaten sooo much this week and it was glorious!
I feel kind of lost now. We’ve all been waiting for this for so long, looking forward to the UKMEET and geeking out over books after a shitty few years and now with a blink of the eye it’s over!
What am I supposed to do now? Write you say?….