Well, as you may know from my over-enthusiastic last post, my first big signing in a proper bookshop was on Friday. Waterstones in Doncaster was a great place to be. They popped me in a little corner upstairs and left me to my own devices. Thankfully, just about everyone who said they’d come, did. So it was a great turn out. Some people brought their own copies to be signed, but most bought one while they were there. I practiced my signature a few times before hand, but it still ended up being inconsistent for each individual person. Ah well. I’m a beginner, after all.
Anyways, what’s really important is that I had a great time and was only really on my own for a few minutes at a time. People were chatty, friendly, and eager to talk about both my new projects and their own. I also got to talk to Jill Brooksbank who is organising Doncaster’s Literary Festival next year and has asked if I’d be free to attend and do a talk or two. Not sure why people would want to listen to little-old-me, but of course I agreed. Sounds great!
In other news…
“The Adventures of Alan Shaw” is going well edits-wise. I’ve had a major epiphany and completely re-written the third story which really pulls together the through-line and subplots. Pretty chuffed with it, so far. Now for the next story to get a taste of the same treatment…
Also, had a fantastic Halloween. Ended up going to watch The Shining at the cinema, complete with an extra twenty minutes of terror. I forgot how good that film is. We carved pumpkins (my first time), baked buns (not my first time), and watched Bubba Ho-Tep for my annual Bruce Campbell fix. Legend. Also, watched Trick ‘r Treat, starring Anna Paquin. A little-known gem, this deserves some cult status at the very least. Four horror stories all interwoven expertly. I would strongly recommend for horror fans.
Just before I go…I’ve been playing around with my Youtube channel. I’ve basically compiled some of my favourite music into a list so yo can all get a little look inside my head. This is far from a comprehensive list, but it includes a lot of sings that I;ve used to get me in the mood for writing in the past. Turn up your laptop and let it run, anyway. Tell me if you’re not in a very particular frame of mind when it’s done ;D
And that’s all for this week, folks. See you next time!
Thanks for reading.