Random thoughts, inconsistent posting
|Do you feel that a book that was signed by the author has more value and meaning or do you love the book for the story itself?
Well, As a published author who has signed a few books now, I hope its both. I don't have any signed books. If I did its because I loved the book and that means I love the author who wrote it. To be able to meet an author and talk to them is great!
I attended MFW meetings for a couple of years. Then they demanded I join RWA ($100.00 a year) I didn't want to pay for something I wasn't ready to use. I left the group. I met published and famous authors like Kathleen Eagle, Lois Greiman, Roxann Rustand, Rosemary Heim, Michele Hauf (before she became famous writing for Harlequin Romance)
I sat in awe of these women, thinking they were in tuned with the Muse God who handed them plot bunnies and spoon fed them ideas. I found they were regular people. They just had a number of successes. What they didn't do was to encourage the new writers. I would have thought they (MFW) would have directed me to writers groups.
I still look up to these successful women and hope someday to be able to speak to them as an equal.