I attended a writers' chat & chocolate session yesterday. We made a lot of noise - the owner of the cafe came and introduced himself and took a photo of us :)
What I found interesting was that although we all write romance, we're taking such different paths through the changing publishing landscape.
Some of us are self-publishing. Some are big names, with books in stores like Target. Some are mixing both options.
We had a lot of laughs sharing highs and lows and interesting snippets of information.
It's fascinating watching e-books change the patterns of the publishing landscape. Writers not only have to write what readers want to read. We have to get the books to them in the way they want to read them. Everything is changing. Everything is up for grabs. But what stays true is the joy that we as readers and authors take in sharing great stories.