I had the generally pleasurable experience of a book making Desk. I had the somewhat queasy experience of another book heading for Desk which I thought wasn't ready for review so I pulled it when it was on page 1, but I was glad to know it had a genuine readership. In both cases it was great to see many readers enjoy what I'd written.
I had the generally interesting and enjoyable experience of running a LitFic group for 6 months or so. I met a lot of great writers, many of whom are now published. I may do that again when the revamp is up. Or, I may 'fade far away, dissolve, and (you will) quite forget...'
I met and made friends with many highly intelligent and interesting and rather lovely people here. And, I genuinely think I met some people who could be among the best of newly published writers if they get the breaks. Mostly they're not active here lately, but if we're all good they might pop up now and then.
I've also added a lot of fruit and a selection of nuts to the bowl I have always happily kept for such purposes. A surprising number are sweet to the taste and smile inducing in short and long term acquaintance.
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