And so, the final promotional ~thing for our summer music festival anthology, Summer Crush ended last Sunday! It came in the form of three video recordings, excerpts from each of the three short stories–Jay E. Tria’s You Only Need Reminding, Almost There by yours truly, and Six de los Reyes’ Ocean Eyes–read by two people we love, Gio Gahol and Gab Pangilinan.
Okay, I know… I know. It’s been three weeks since the #romanceclass April Feels Day–I should have gotten over it by now, moved on and such… but guess what? It’s not happening. Nuh-uh.
All because the live readings for Waiting in the Wings happened.
So here I am, writing this post to try and process my feelings one by one. There will be more ~processing posts, by the way, because more things happened after April 30 and I just…
Before I wordvomit around this space, you need to know these three things:
- Waiting in the Wings is my most personal work yet,
- A huge chunk of Ramon’s personality was inspired by Gio Gahol, and;
- Pio Alvez in my headcanon looks and sounds like Fred Lo.
You’re coming, right?
I mean, because you can’t miss all the fun, especially not the live readings… when we’ve got these amazing people:
Also, there are 15 new books being launched that day.
Just in case… y’know, you need more on your humongous TBR pile. *wink*
And just in case it’s your first time–and even if it’s not–here’s a guide you might find helpful. <3 See you on Sunday!
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.
We have less than a week to go before #romanceclass’ event at the Ayala Museum, and this is me inviting you all again to come join the fun! Here’s a list of what to expect: