Our collaborative novel, “Burning Old School Ties“, has been on sale now for a few months and yesterday we celebrated the “reunion day” that took place on 31 August. Happily, the weather on Saturday evening was pretty much as we wrote it, over six months earlier, which is rather impressive when you consider the erratic nature of British summer weather.
Clair and I also took to Twitter to re-enact some of the final scenes from the book. If you haven’t read it yet, it starts with some news headlines from 1992 and ends with social media messages that reflect some of the evening’s events. Clair had created a Twitter account for one of her characters so that the tweets at the end of the book showed up on a real Twitter timeline – that’s how dedicated we are!
We’ve also had some amazingly positive reviews – four 5 star and two 4 star – which we appreciate so much. And some of them are from people we don’t even know! 😄
And to think, this time last year we didn’t have any inkling that we were going to do this. Eight authors, four of them completely new members of Fosseway Writers, a vague idea of what we wanted to do and how to go about it plus bags of enthusiasm, encouragement and talent. What a team! I’m very proud of what we achieved in just ten months.
So, that brings me to the fact that this coming Thursday we will again have our AGM (as well as revealing the results of our Flash Fiction competition) and discuss what we’re going to be doing over the next twelve months. We surely can’t do another collaborative novel. Can we?
If you’re local to Newark and fancy joining in with whatever crazy writing larks we might get up to, come along to Knights Court on Thursday 5th September!