Last night, Denny's was the scene of a fabulous meeting of writers I had never met before in person--only through blogging.
Being a little cautious about meeting cyberspace people, I had my husband walk in with me to see if anyone had arrived yet. Janna came right up to me without hesitation. She and her family had driven from Missouri for vacation in the area. She'd blogged that she wanted to meet some blogger friends and several of us jumped at the opportunity.
We sat at a booth and started our introductions. Shortly after, she noticed another lady sitting alone in the waiting area up front. I went over and asked if she was Kristin. I had never been on her blog before but she lived in Orlando and knew the fourth lady from our group who had yet to arrive.
Jessica called with battery trouble and then ended up at the other Denny's up I-Drive. We waited until she arrived to eat and share.
I can only describe the time spent sharing with other writers as a piece of heaven on earth. We talked writing, submissions, agents, family and goals.
And here's something only God could have orchestrated. I asked Kristin where she was from and she mentioned PA. "I'm from there, " I said. "Where abouts?" She said "Scranton." NowScranton is really close to my hometown. Then she added, "A little town called Tunkhannock."
I thought I was hearing her wrong. You see, I'm from that little tiny town of Tunkhannock. We knew where each of us lived and everything!
I'm hoping this event can be a yearly meetup. But even if we never see each other again, the hours spent together will stay in my memories as one of those special times.