It’s True, I’m On Holiday

It's True, I'm On Holiday
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It was around 11am yesterday when the feeling of being on holiday really kicked in. It was Monday morning and I was able to get up when I wanted and ease into the day; no stresses of getting to work and getting into gear for the day ahead.

I took everything just as slow as I wanted; I lay in until around 11 then got up to make fresh coffee and have yoghurt for brunch. Very healthy, I hear you say, but it’s what I wanted—so I had it.

After showering and getting ready (in a spotless office—an absolute pleasure for a change) I got down to some writing. First up the blog, then I wrote out the first draft of the press release for Friday’s book release. SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE VOL.2 is now pending in a big way.

I designed three new web banners for the new book, too. The first went up yesterday morning and number two is at the bottom of this post.

I took care of a few short story submissions and chased some long-term outstanding ones. I’ve had a few nibbles and one I would consider to have “come off the line” recently, so I’m really hoping to sell one or two of them soon. It’s been a while since I had any short fiction accepted for publication so I think it’s about time.

I wrote 3000 words on BACCARA BURNING, which took me well into the evening as I didn’t start until later in the day. It started off rough but got smoother the further in I got. The main characters have now become split up and for some reason this seems to have helped in the writing of the book.

I took part in a project being run by Central Station. Check out my entry to their ‘I Became…’ project over at Facebook:

Devon—the two comments you left yesterday were the 1000th and 1001st comments left on my blog! I feel you should win some sort of prize but I don’t know what I can give you so the adulation and honour will have to be it. 🙂

I discovered a radio station that’s well worth a listen. Passion Radio only broadcasts online but it’s very close to the wonderful Atlantic 252 I used to listen to throughout the 90s. It sadly closed down but some of the presenters started a new station called Passion down in Sussex and the similarities are breathtaking. If you like classic dance music—not like the guff you get these days, I’m talking about proper stuff from the early 90s classics—this is the place for you. Click here to see the website and tune in.

The weather got worse as yesterday wore on; drizzle turned to rain and rain into a steady downpour. This morning it’s still pouring and the temperature has dropped to the extent that we’ve been told to expect snow—but at the moment I can’t see it happening it’s so wet.

It causes me a bit of a problem because my plan was to go out this morning to take care of a long-standing task. It’s just so miserable I don’t want to leave the house but I really want to take care of this thing so I’m split minded. I’ll go and shower first then reassess the situation.

Until tomorrow, peace and out!

Silly Poems for Wee People Vol.2 byColin Galbraith – available from Friday 2nd April, 2010

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About Colin Galbraith

Keen runner, thriller author, Madness fan, Mets fan, St Mirren fan/owner, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannolis & espressos. #LFGM
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2 Responses to It’s True, I’m On Holiday

  1. Diane says:

    It all sounds great – chilled and relaxed and productive.

  2. Glad you’re having a good holiday. And I’m honored to be your 1000th commentor!

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