Last Thursday, I had a fantastic get-together with fellow writer and blogger, Vikki Thompson. She left home at seven in the morning for our meet-up in my home town on the south coast, and my first sight of Vikki was of a most industrious writer sat at a table outside a café on the seafront, her head bent over a notepad, scribbling away, with a latte to sustain her.
I’ve known Vikki for about a year, on-line, and really love the chatty style of her writing blog. She’s such a focused and motivated person with regard to writing, although she’d probably argue with that! I always knew we’d gel if ever we met up, so it was a delight to discover that, on a global scale. we lived around the corner from each other.
Seated outside the café, we succeeded in talking to each other non-stop for about five hours. About three-quarters of our conversation was about writing — Vikki had some wonderful tales to share — and the rest of the time we chatted about other things we had in common.
I came away from our get-together feeling incredibly inspired and glad to have met someone travelling the same writing road with such dedication. We write different types of fiction, but our goals are the same.
For me, this is the start of a great friendship, including a shared passion for homemade cakes, especially coffee and walnut sponge.
Vikki blogs at http://the-view-outside.com/