The nicest way to close the year. With friends.
The first a new friend. Susan Abraham. We'd had an angry rant at each other in the e-groups. But when we stopped to draw breath, realised that we needed to heal hurts, apologise and move on. Frankly, I was surprised by Susan's magnanimity ... I'd have been angry with Sharon for far longer than she was! We also realised that as people who care about books and writing, we had plenty in common, even if there were things we didn't necessarily see eye to eye about.
So we met up in Starbucks, Bangsar Village and had a long chat which still felt too short over coffee and cake.
Thanks again Susan for the literary magazines which you went to great lengths to collect for me from the UK and Australia, and for the Artists and Writers Year Book. Especially thanks for the inspiration they provide and the reminder of all the possible markets and competitions out there.
Then bumped into other writing buddies. First of all Chet. Then had lunch at Delicious with Mercy, Soo Choon and Saras. Not planned but really what I needed, as I'm in a pretty low state at the moment.
Last day of the year. Wrap it in tissue paper, put it away.