#Swanwick66: Impressions of Day One
Awarding Katie the prize for most fluorescent outfit so far;
Cheering when Fliss was presented with the Quaich;
And being thrilled with my thank you present from Diana and the Committee.
Tonight’s guest speaker was Christopher Lee (not the dead one!): prolific author, broadcaster, former Archers scriptwriter and adviser to the Foreign Office. His opening comments were that “writers look smug and self-satisfied; they are miserable sods who are not nice to other people.”
We were advised never to marry a writer and more to the point, never be a writer. He went on to say it was a lousy, lousy job and why would anyone do it. But he also admitted it was a great life and a fabulous thing to do. And you know what? I doubt if there was anyone in the room who would disagree with him.