I also didn't much participate in the discussion happening on Discord, either. For a couple of reasons. The primary reason being that I did not feel all that qualified to answer many of the questions (I jumped in when I felt I had something to contribute... which was not often), and it would be better if other voices were heard for other questions.
I was also out of town for the weekend. This would not have been a problem, as despite being out of the city, my internet usually works. Unfortunately, there was a series of storms that knocked out the internet where I was for the better part of the weekend. I was quite miffed about it, particularly Saturday, because my good friend Eric was launching a new book, and I desperately wanted to be there for that.
However, that said, it truly was a really fun event, and it was quite the experience taking things online. I really enjoyed it, and I think Renaissance Press did a fantastic job with it alll. I'm so grateful that, despite everything going on, there's a place for folks like me to hang out with wonderful folks like them.
By the by, the book my friend Eric launched on Saturday is A Case of Synchronicity which is the third book in his Baker City Mysteries series, and I couldn't be more proud of him. My friends are stupid talented. Buy the book here.
So, I would like to thank Renaissance Press for putting on such a great event, and I'd like to thank all the panellists and guests for making it wonderful and inclusive and fun. I know that there were a lot of panels I was hoping to check out, and I'm super excited that Renaissance will be releasing them on their YouTube channel for us to view whenever we want.
Anyway, it was great, and I hope to be able to participate in other online events like this in the future.
Right, I'm currently on day two of my 'school' schedule, and will be in French 'class' when this goes live. So you probably won't see it until I hit morning tea time at around 10:30am. Hopefully I managed to get my arse going on time.
There's work to be done, so I have to go.