It was motivating. Four authors who knew each other from a critique group and/or socially, collaborated on an anthology of short stories. They edited each other's work. They had a Christmas/holiday theme when they started. A couple of them have an author based publishing group, also a collaborative effort. One is a recognized published author, coat tails are always nice if you can get them. I thought the book's synopsis was intriguing. Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays The event was not well attended, so I'm not saying it was a great success. But I had a chance to talk with the bookstore coordinator and got her card. She said they like local authors because they bring friends and family to the event. The closer I get to finishing, the more motivated I am to get on to the next step, publishing and marketing.