Yesterday I spent most of the day in Gothenburg. Listened to an inspiring lecture by Stefan Einhorn and then took a cup of coffee shared with him in the spring sunshine. Stefan has read the script for Soul coffin and come with comments. Perfect because he did not know what the book was about already, and good that he lives somewhere else and do not know how the trails are or were the various sites are located. A map was one of the comments ... and it will be on the inside back cover. To obtain an audit of a person of his caliber feels fantastic.
We sat and talked about writing but also to change course in life. As the author has not got any direct colleagues, not to solo work in itself makes me somewhat. But I like to bounce ideas and think it's worthwhile to discuss and get input from outside. You may obtain a new network with talented people who sometimes can lean on and hopefully sometime may be able to pep and help.
In the end, the sun disappeared behind the houses and Stefan went to keep the next lecture. I hopped on the bus to Marstrand and went to Dairy wedge where a bunch of enthusiastic ladies were waiting for me to talk about writing and bokidéer. I talked for ages! Went up and running in all good questions, and tormented them with Marstrand history mixed with my own imagination and how it could have been and what definitely could have happened ... So many questions and so much appreciation, it was long ago I received.
When I got home I put the lovely flowers in water and summed up the day. Lovely! Rewarding on so many levels. I am fortunate, I observed.