First things first: Please DO NOT expect much coherence from this post. I know, I know. I’m a writer… I should at least manage to string together some decent words, yes? But Too Many Feelings and Too Few Hours of Sleep can do things to the brain, so… anyway.
February 11 was another day of firsts for #romanceclass. Let me enumerate them:
First time holding an event at the Ayala Museum
First time having six actors live read scenes from our books
First time having a How to Write a Romance Novel lecture read by the live readers
First time having a three-way live reading
First time having Vanya Castor as a live reader
Did I miss anything?
I probably did.
So yeah, anyway… we did a lot of other stuff before the live reading. That included book and merch selling, eating FREE cookies (thanks, Abbie! :D), browsing new books at the Book Cafe (thanks Caryn! :D), finding book blind dates, and playing games. To be honest, I only had two hours of sleep prior to the event, but the energy in the room (where it happened) kept me going.
Oh my god, we’re back again. (Brothers, sisters, everybody sing.)
No, seriously. #RomanceClass is having another fun ~feelsy event at the Ayala Museum on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 10am to 6pm! Check out the poster above for some of the activities in store for you. I say some because there will be more, we’re just finalizing stuff… and maybe we just want to surprise you. Hee~ ^_^
Entrance fee is P225 for adults/non-students and P125 for students. Students, please bring your IDs or else you’ll be wasting away your student discount. Pandagdag rin yan sa pambili niyo ng libro, chos!
So, anyway–we’ve been very happy to see that more and more people are discovering the #romanceclass writing community through different channels. Some find us online via blogger recommendations, some find our books at book stores and specialty/novelty shops, some get recommendations from friends/family. No matter how you heard of us, we are very, very grateful for your enthusiasm and support. And I know we will be meeting some of you for the first time on February 11, so I put together a list of “survival tips” so you’ll be able to enjoy your first #romanceclass bookish event.
I distinctly remember that afternoon in June when Ana Tejano mentioned planning for a #romanceclass Christmas anthology. Without even asking for any other details, I said I’m all for it, let’s do it, go!
We didn’t know yet then that we were going to have a SURPRISE!event at Trinoma the next month, or a booth (A BOOTH!) and an event (AN EVENT!) at the Manila International Book Fair in September. And we certainly weren’t even seriously planning October’s #FeelsFest yet back then. All those three events kind of threw us authors for a loop, and before we knew it, Christmas anthology deadlines were only two weeks away! (HAHAHA. HA. HA.)
But hey, what do you know? We actually made it. <3 And boy, did it feel awesome!
Here are some photos from last week’s Make My Wish Come True launch:
I’m not sure where to start with this blog post, to be honest, because I feel like I haven’t fully recovered from what happened last Saturday. But first things first: October 22nd was #FeelsFest day, a #romanceclass event held at the Glorietta 5 Atrium from 12 noon to 6 in the evening. There were books (lots of them–20 NEW TITLES in total!), cute merch (stickers, bookmarks, shirts, bags, mugs, decals), fun games, and, most importantly, the live readings.