I’m not a morning person, so the idea of joining a group of other new authors at 7:30 am to talk about our debut novels to a room full of people was a bit daunting. But the audience was kind, I met some very nice people, and I survived.
My morning panel was equally terrifying to start with but we had a fun discussion and, again, I met a great group of people.
The panel was followed by a book-signing session and, what seems amazing to a newly-published author, people had actually bought my book and wanted me to sign it! (I wanted to post that last phrase in caps.)
I relaxed by listening to Catriona MacPherson interview Laurie R. King, and now I’m just going to enjoy the rest of the conference, now that the terrifying bits are done.