Saturday, 2 May 2009

Being Romantic

Off I went to gorgeous Richmond on Thursday for the New Romantics' launch at the town hall that night and oooh, it was a fabulous do, if I say so myself. There were four of us on a panel - me, Kate Harrison, Jojo Moyes and Veronica Henry - talking romance and relationships, as well as reading excerpts from our books. We had a fab audience - about 70 or 80 people, according to the library manager - and there was a great atmosphere, with lots of laughs. A roaring success, all in all, hurrah!

14 comments:

claire p said...

Sounds bloddy terrifying!!! Oh God if I get published this time will I have to stand up and read, like being back at school?? Could you come and do it for me? Can I put a paper bag over my head while I do it?!

liz fenwick said...

I am so jealous I just wish you could have held it next week when I am in London for the RNA party!

Glad it went so well - what a fab turn out!
lx

SpiralSkies said...

Romancing in Richmond? Sounds delicious...

JJ Beattie said...

I was gutted I couldn't get to it, particularly as I was in the right country...

I'm really pleased to hear it went well.

Tam said...

I had a ticket but couldn't make it, sadly. Really glad it went well!

Amanda Mann said...

It was a fantastic evening. Sorry I missed the earlier readings but have to say your new novel sounds really good (for those who weren't there, there was a huge laugh out loud moment. Lucy had to stop reading till everyone had fanned themselves and calmed down). Can't wait to read it.

Lane said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful!

Debs said...

I'm so fed up I couldn't make it, but as it was so soon after getting back from holiday, I wasn't able to.

Glad it went so well, hope there's another one soon.

Lucy Diamond said...

Claire P - ooh, I used to feel like that, don't worry, but it's honestly not as bad as you think!

Liz F - cheers, sorry you couldn't be there. And yes, the turn-out was brilliant!

Spiral - ooh, I know... I had forgotten just how lovely Richmond is. I especially liked the riverside pub afterwards...

JJ - so close.... never mind. I'm up for a NR Thailand tour if the others are!

Tam - oh no! That's a shame, would have been fab to meet you. Another time...

Amanda - glad you enjoyed it, and lovely to see you again. It was very nice to be laughed at for all the right reasons!

Lane - thanks! In fact, I was enjoying listening to the others so much as they did their bits, I half forgot I was on the stage with them at one point... could have gone horribly wrong, now that I think about it!

Thanks Debs - I hope there's another one soon too...

Milla said...

God, talk about a run of blogs inspring grotesque envy and WannaBeLucyDIamonditis (far more dangerous than swine flu). Must say, though, I do love the covers of all your books, that back view thing is grand.

Lucy Diamond said...

Sorry Milla (but cheers also!) - I'm sure boring reality will return with a vengeance any time.... now...

Fia said...

Just seen your book cover,Lucy. It's brilliant.

For some reason I thought you were on a break. I am so slow.

Fia (aka Fiona - new blog to stop family snooping)

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh cheers! I am really chuffed with that cover.
I've been a bit haphazard with the blog which is probably why you thought I was on a break... must try harder!

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