Well when you're meeting up with net friends that you've emailed for a long time but have never met them before in the flesh, then lunch can be extremely long!
Here is a picture of three of my critique partners, Anita Davison, Jennie Pittam and Rosemary Morris. (in order - sitting next from me on the far left)
We met up for lunch in Soho, London while I was holidaying in England.
It is not always easy to spend time with people who understand the business of being a writer, so when you get writers together we tend to talk shop, and talk and talk and talk!
It was a wonderful time we spent together - six and a half hours of it! My poor husband was suffering a broken toe and so he had to sit and listen to us go on and on and couldn't escape. Bless him he was a saint.
I'm so pleased we had the chance to meet and to put faces to names. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you ladies for sharing your time with me. xxx