Bachelor Boy

Bachelor Boy
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Yesterday morning was all about one thing: the ticket launch for this year’s Edinburgh Book Festival. As you can see if you scroll down to yesterday’s post, I got all the tickets I was looking for. Will Self with Donald S Murray on the 30th was a late addition, and I also have Louise Rennison on the 18th in the RBS Main Theatre to add to the list. That’s a teen event for my daughter.

Having been up so damn early to get the tickets and with the house empty by the time I’d got them, I went back to bed for a lie down. I figured I’d have a more productive day if I could concentrate on but one thing, which at the time and despite trying, I just couldn’t.

An extra couple of hours did me the world of good and I was able to get back into the swing of things. I took care of some tidying up then got down to work on GREENER IS THE GRASS.

I’ve realised that there needs to be a new start to the book. While it’s quite dramatic having an earthquake kick things off, the book is actually a slow rise to the exciting stuff; there needs to be more of a hook into the story not just an exciting, unrelated beginning. I’ll keep running through the proofing while I figure out how to handle the new chapter 1.

Wife and daughter headed off late afternoon to see Pink at Hampden Park in Glasgow, which left me with an empty house for entire evening on a Saturday night. Cue bachelor day re-visitation. I put on a couple of DVDs (48 Hours and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), ordered an Indian takeaway (lamb madras with all the trimmings) and cracked open a couple of cool beers from the fridge.

Good luck to England in today’s 2nd Round World Cup match against Germany. I fear for them but hopefully they can pull together some of that great British spirit and finally get a result against  the Germans after years of penalty misses and all sorts of nearly-made-its.

Right now, I’m off up town for my constitutional.

Frieden und heraus!

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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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