|Cathy Lamb giving her talk and|
reading from her new book
Mel from Double Stacked Bookshelves and fellow book lover Kristin came with me, and we had a fantastic time! I really enjoyed Cathy's talk--she's as funny in person as she is in her writing! I've always had a life goal of writing a book someday (#1 on my BBL) and she provided some insight and advice that was so encouraging! I've never started a book because I had no idea what the plot would be. She shared that she starts with a character--comes up with the character's name, career/job, who her family is, etc. Really gets to know her main character. Then she develops the plot. She also uses an "inspiration journal" for each of her books where she cuts photos out of magazines, and writes words or phrases that inspire her (which may or may not end up in the book). She said she writes an initial rough draft, and then goes through8-9 edits herself before showing it to her publisher. Needless to say, her talk certainly gave me confidence that I could write a book someday. She then signed everyone's book, and it was fun to get to chat with her! She was so friendly, nice, and appreciative of those who came out to see her.
|She signed my book and was SO nice!|
Overall, it was a fantastic evening and totally worth getting home late and the extra coffee I will need today :) Friends, if you ever get the chance to meet an author (especially one you love) and hear them speak--do it. You won't regret it! More about her talk and reading will be in my review of her book :)
Have you gotten to meet an author you love? Tell me about your experience in the comments!
Happy Reading! :)