This afternoon prior to dinner, Julia Quinn and Cherry Adair gave an informal Q&A session that was, no kidding, sit-on-the-floor-there-are-no-more-chairs room only. I was on the floor. That’s how I know that.
Anyway, they answered questions about writing habits, rejection, revision, going back to older works to update or, in one case, rebuild them, and about success and joys of writing. This, however, was the highlight:
Q: Can you tell us about your first sale?
Cherry Adair: I had many first sales.
Julia Quinn: You can only lose it once…
Adair: My name is Cherry. I can lose it as many times as I want.
Also: iPad autosubstitutions for this entry? Cherry Adder and Julia Quinine.