Okay, so yesterday I announced that I’ll go live with the new website tomorrow at 3pm. Suddenly, I’m nervous and rather excited.
There’s always that moment when you stop and wonder to yourself: am I doing the right thing? Will it achieve what I want? Is it good enough?
I’m more positive about the main website, the home of my crime and paranormal fiction books, but the new poetry website complete with a pseudonym (totally new concept for me), is where I’m less sure.
As far as rebranding goes, overall I’m sure it’s the correct thing to do. Roll on tomorrow and I hope you’ll pop on over to check out the new look to the website and pick up a few poetry bargains as well.
Still not sleeping well and it’s impacting my day job. I’m grumpy, red-eyed and lacking in concentration. Yesterday was a new moon, and this may sound very “new age” but I used the opportunity to cleanse the house of any negativity that may be causing my sleep patterns to be so cracked up.
When I woke up this morning, the house felt different. It felt less of a challenge to be there, more becalmed, relaxed.
I’m hoping tonight’s sleep will now see better results.
The Bard of Salford
I’m going to see the legend that is John Cooper Clarke tonight at the HMV Picture House in Edinburgh. JCC is one of my all-time favourite poets and as famous on the punk scene as he is on the literary scene. Some of the older ones among you will remember him from his Sugar Puffs cereal advert a few decades ago and earlier this year, Dominos Pizza.
The gig itself is about as exciting as I think it can get for stand-up live poetry. A compact, theatre style auditorium, standing audience with a full bar, and a legend on stage delivering a machine gun set of poetry with a cutting brand of wit and humour that speaks to the people.
Nobody I know fancied this gig—they don’t know what they’re missing—so I’m on my own for it. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything though, so I’ll grab a few beers beforehand and work my own writing then head up to the gig.
It should be awesome.
I thought I might give you a taste of John Cooper Clarke for my Friday Vid this week. Here he is during a set not too long ago. If you can’t see the video, click here.
Peace and out!