Today I drove to Plesanton, about 40 minutes, to speak to the Tri-Valley branch of California Writers Club. Giving a speech is always sure to bring a few surprises but the big surprise for me had nothing to do with my speech.
I got out of my car, turned around in the parking lot and meet non-other than my online friend. I have been hoping to connect with Becky for months and figured it would happen eventually at one of our own local branch meetings. I was so happy to see her there and look forward to many more connections in the future.
It was such a fun day. The energy in the room was all positive and the club is very encouraging to one another. There were a few glitches on my part as there was no podium for my notes so I left out some things I wanted to share but added some other things that I hadn’t written down. People laughed when I wanted them to laugh (always a good sign) and think it was a good event overall. I came home with some notes to myself about things to work on with my speaking. I really enjoyed myself and hope everyone else did too!
I thought of you! I wish I could have gone! I’m glad you had a great time! xoxo
Susan, it was a wonderful talk. And it was great to finally meet!
Congratulations, Susan. It’s great to hear you say you enjoyed yourself. I’m learning to actually like giving talks (well, at least to writers) as well. Who knew it could be fun?