Let The Festivities Commence

Let The Festivities Commence
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Today is the day! The Edinburgh Book Festival begins in around 90 minutes (as I type this) and my excitement this morning is palpable. For readers, the book fest is a great thing—for writers, it is out of this world!

But just like last year, after a fortnight of warm and sunny weather, it has all come to a screaming end on the day the book fest begins—it’s cloudy and it’s raining. But just like last year also, it will take more than a little water to dampen my spirits.

I was up at 7am to take care of some scheduled day job work, and after hitting some technical problems I got myself ready for what is going to be a busy day. Not only am I going to see Kate Atkinson, I also have to collect my new suit and shoes for tomorrow as well as run some other, smaller errands.

Yesterday was very productive. BACCARA BURNING progressed well and I took care of some website maintenance for two of my customers—tasks not aided by intermittent problems with my own email system, but which seem to be sorted out this morning. For a while I was receiving no emails, which meant communications were difficult, but we got there in the end.

But today is all about Charlotte Square and the magic of the tented village; a tiny piece of land in the heart of Edinburgh that each year is filled with the wonder of the word—let the festivities commence!

Stella by Colin Galbraith – available now from Eternal Press – www.eternalpress.ca

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About Colin Galbraith

Thriller author, music fan, St Mirren fan, fluff chucker, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannoli.
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