Launch Day minus 2 …

Two days out from Launch Day, and I've started obsessively checking the Metservice website for weather forecasts for Christchurch on Poetry Day. (Not looking great at the moment (southerlies, some rain). Mind you, given their usual level of accuracy, a bad forecast now should make me feel comforted …) Thanks to everyone who has RSVP-ed. Seating …

Launch week (eek!)

Ok, I've started having Launch Stress Dreams. I'm legendary for this sort of thing – it's like my brain works through every possible permutation of what can, may, will, almost certainly won't, should and/or is incredibly-unlikely-unless-we-break-through-into-another-space/time-continuum happen. Seriously. I think I can discard the “room turning into a disco danceoff session, with John Travolta naked” …

a box of books

One more little milestone to tick off – my box of official author's copies arrived today! Now it's all beginning to feel really real. The next tick will come when I see a copy in a bookshop somewhere … Ten days to go until the launch. If you plan to come but haven't yet said so, …

Arrival

I've always wondered what this would feel like. I went out to collect the mail, and found a small package in the  mailbox – my book, back from the printers! My real, actual, physical, touchable, super-shiny BOOK! (Colour balance in the photo is a bit off – glossy cover and all that. But still!) I …