For me, Literary Speed Dating was a great opportunity to finally present my novel concept to industry professionals and gauge their responses, positive or otherwise.
In the lead up to Saturday, I found myself reflecting on how much writing has come to mean to me; on why I’m putting myself through this, and on how I’m planning to take my stories to the world.
At first, he forgot small things: where he had put the car keys, the way home from the shops. He could also be quite an angry, road-ragey driver." Here, Wheeler smiles wryly at the recollection of his father livid behind the wheel.
Then it was big things: family members, his own identity. "But after he stopped working, he had a big heart-bypass operation, and that changed him.
Two hours whizzed by, and I found myself with five publishers who were willing to hear more.
With the event over, it was time to call home; I’m not gonna lie: there were a few happy tears as I told my partner how everything had gone.
You will get more interest and responses here than all paid dating sites combined!