Lovely blog, Skylark and I did laugh at the train incident! Listening to you speak was a perfect end to a very enjoyable Festival. Like Janette, knowing that you were giving the keynote was the number one reason I decided to go for the fourth time in a row, despite the JW changes.
You handled it brilliantly, with passion and clarity, and we could all see just how much the whole experience of being published meant to you, after such a long road. I’m fired up now to devote more time to my writing and be more productive. I might even join in the comps here now! xx