I had the generally pleasurable and overall useful experience of a book making the Desk. And I had the somewhat queasy experience of another book heading for the 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 so many readers enjoy what I'd written.
I had the very interesting and enjoyable experience of running a LitFic group for 6 or 7 months. 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...'
But while I was here I met and made friends with many highly intelligent and interesting and rather lovely people. And, I genuinely think, I met some people who could be among the best of newly published writers if they get the breaks.
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