"AND THEN LIKE MY DREAMS"

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Very short addendum

It took about eighteen hours by train to get to Ingleburn (OK, so I’m exaggerating), but I’d loaded “Dragonfly in Amber” – vol. 2 of “Outlander” – onto the Sandisk SanClip and zoned out for the entire trip. I was collected from the station and driven to the Probus meeting at which I was the ‘monthly speaker’ and found there to be approx. 50 people. Wished I’d brought more copies of the review of ATLMD to hand out.

I want to post in more detail about this, so will add only that it did go well, and I was totally unfazed by the number (50 is the same as 5, far as I’m concerned) and they gave me a certificate and a BEAUTIFUL keyring.

Home again and fell asleep immediately in a chair. That’ll teach me to take my sango to the recliner. Awoke about half an hour ago.

AND … I’m simply not going to get through the number of posts in my Inbox – no way. I hope youse will say to yourselves “Stupid old fart ! – imagine sleeping through the entire afternoon !” and simply laugh … I should be back to some kind of speed in the morning but …

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  1. I reckon you deserved that nanna nap.Trek across the city, talk about yourself and your ‘baby’, glad-handle a bunch of total strangers. I’d have been comatose for days….

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  2. I do admire the way you get about and promote your book. You deserve to do well! :-) <3

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    • I’m beginning to wonder about it all, Ba me love … I suspect very strongly that when this current lot is done, I shan’t be setting up any new ones: one can flog oneself only so much.

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  3. Yes, trains are almost slower than cycling. Glad to see you back, whole and hale.

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  4. Sleep for me M-R! Sleep well!

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  5. Glad to hear it went very well!

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  6. I’m so glad to hear it all went well! Rest up for as long as you need to. I look forward to hearing more about it whenever you post it. :-)

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  7. Waiting to read more :D And catch a glimpse of the keyring ;)

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  8. Good to hear it went well and doesn’t surprise me that you had such a successful turnout! All that talking just tuckered you out – LOL, really? You?

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  9. I can see you’d be a bit knackered! I’m not getting through much mail, etc. while on vacation but hey, that’s what vacations are for, to get away. :-)

    janet

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  10. So great the talk went well which is of no surprise to me! No worries about not getting to posts. Rest and enjoy.

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  11. Isn’t falling asleep in your chair wonderful? I am glad you had a good trip.

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  12. OK. Own up. Who unfollowed me? I thought you were on sabbatical. Then I find I’m no longer following you. I blame Tony Abbott. What have I missed?????

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    • Nah, just a really grumpy author who wants to prove to her useless bloody publishers that something CAN be done to publicise the book.
      But in all honesty I am beginning to be tired …

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  13. Have you ever video’d one of your talks? If not, ask the organizers if they’ll do that. Or bring along a friend with a smartphone. Then you can post the video on your blog and YouTube and let it do some talking for you.

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  14. Glad it went well for you, M-R. You are flogging a dead horse as far as trying to convince the publishers anything! Your talks are worth more than anything they can do, anyway. That personal touch must create a positive response, and when people love your book, as they will, word gets around.

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  15. There’s very little I like more than an afternoon kip!! Lovely ☺️☺️

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  16. M-R please don’t give up the talks, they really are wonderful and each person tells another remember. I know I was so disappointed when you left your Randwick library I could have listened to you talk for a few more hours. Cheers, Colleen

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    • I suppose I was utterly exhausted after that Probus talk, Colleen – it was something completely different from the Library talks … so much involvement, and so many people to actually talk to face-to-face as well as the talk itself. PLUS a microphone I had to hold – which I hated !
      I have a few more libraries to go, still … I really do prefer that environment !
      Thanks so much for your support, m’dear – it’s amazingly helpful. :-)

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