When you sit in a room or on a bus or sometimes in a cafe and write your novel, you never really know what will happen to it after it is born and enters the complex planet of 21st century Earth.
And then, a year later, you go to a book club and sit around a table with 30 people who’ve spent a month with your book, reading it, thinking about it, loving it, liking it, not liking it (3/30- I’ll take that), but more than anything, reacting to it. That’s when you think: yes, this is a good thing to do with my life.
It also helps when they make you cupcakes inspired by your book. Peace and love Cardiff Read . If you’re in the capital of Wales and want to meet/chat/read/drink with some smart folks, they meet every on the second Tuesday of every month at Canton Library, followed by drinks at Chapter Arts Centre.