A couple of weeks ago, I was frazzled – emotionally and mentally – so my best friend took me to her allotment and let me sit while she worked (only the bestest of friends do that!!)
And this was the view that helped to soothe me. Isn’t it gorgeous? It was a warm September day and I could feel myself recharging. Until then, everything seemed like a bit of a battle.
October has still been busy. I had an event at my local library, which – due to a small turnout due to a variety of reasons – turned into a great conversation about books, literature, and writers we love. I was also invited back in January when my new short story collection comes out.
And talking of that, it’s almost going great. Almost, because there’s one snag I can’t seem to overcome:
Question: If you saw a font on a book which had the apostrophe upside down and back to front, would it annoy you?
This is the font I really like, but oh I’m so torn about that apostrophe. On a book. Which ought to be punctuation-perfect.
If you’re a font connoisseur, do you know of a similar font with the apostrophe the right way round?
I also decided to remove one of the stories. All of them have been published or won/honorary mentioned in competitions so I know they’re good enough to be included, but there was one which I just didn’t like anymore.
Has that ever happened to you? It was a weird moment when I realised my unease about the whole project rested on that one story, and removing it has made the book flow much better. As I’ve been typesetting – and re-typesetting (don’t ask!) – the stories, I’ve come to know them all over again, and I can honestly say the rest of them are
pretty good amazing and you’ll definitely want to buy it 😎
On that note:
Request: I’m looking to have a small blog tour when my collection comes out in January, and I wondered if any of you would be able to offer me a slot?
I have a couple of dates organised and I’m hoping to fill from 11th January onwards. Interviews, guest posts, a quick mention, a review, or anything else which fits your style would be wonderful.