59 days to go!

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Today, I worked on a story, emailed a librarian, put together two book launch lists, realised I’d only invited my family and friends and emailed some more people to ask who else in the book world I could/should be inviting to my launch(es).

After that, I tried to put a screen protector on my phone. Jeez, doing that little task is so stressful. The first one got mucked up. I got a bit irate. I tried again, feeling very uptight. I had to lose it a bit with the company that made them and then calm myself down. Then I got it on and squeezed the bubbles out. Stupid screen protectors.

I didn’t want to waste a mood so I used it to complain about an advert I found sexist and offensive but I used a word that was a bit inappropriate so I think I’ll have to edit it. Moods are great for dealing with complaints but only if you’re careful with your words. And that was about it.The kids came home and off we went to the dentist.

You don’t get much done in a day. But it’s ONE DAY CLOSER to March 6th! So that’s one consolation.

Hopefully, I’ll get more done tomorrow. Probably not, but here’s hoping.


Up, Up and Awaaaaay!

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So, here we are, on the eve of 2014, the year my book will be published. I signed with Chicken House in 2012 and 2014 seemed sooooo faaar away. But here we are. Only one day to go until 2014 and three months six days (not that I’m counting) until the release date.

So much has happened until this point and now it’s going to take on a life of its own. This year, I’ll be going to festivals, doing school visits, reading aloud to strangers and friends, writing some more and generally following Amber around as she high kicks her way across the world. So far, the rights to have Dream on, Amber translated have been sold in Germany, Italy, Turkey and the Netherlands, and it’ll be on sale in Britain, Australia, America, Sweden, Japan – all over the place – in English.  Exciting stuff! I’ll be making this blog better and better, adding events and photos, blogging, linking to other cool stuff and uploading videos, so just imagine it’s a construction site and this is the very beginning. For now, though, this tired architect must go to bed.