Camy here! I’m at Romance Writers of America conference in Anaheim, California and I got to attend a “soiree” hosted by the Beau Monde, the Regency historical chapter of RWA. (The Regency period is about 1801-1820 in Great Britain.)
I had a great time! Since I love reading Regency romance, it was fun to talk to Regency writers, oogle the fantastic costumes, and watch the dancing!
I also learned how to play whist and loo, which were two card games played in the Regency period.
It didn’t occur to me that it would be odd for me to attend the soiree when I haven’t published anything in the Regency time period, but then I realized that even if I weren’t a writer, I’d totally attend because it’s a favorite time period for me AS A READER.
Now confess, haven’t you done anything a little out of the ordinary just because you love something as a reader?