A bright interlude at the end of a dreary January was an authors’ lunch held here. Nine of us, all children’s writers and all Cambridge based, got together to discuss all things bookish – and a lot else, too, over a warming curry.
So good to be among like minded friends who understand the ups and downs of the life of a writer. We spend a lot of time on our own so it is good to exchange stories of both success and failure. None of us is immune to failure – it comes with the territory – but we all agree that we are doing something we love and there aren’t so many people out there who can say the same.
But there is no doubt that having a good dose of understanding companionship from time to time really lifts the spirit.