Tight with Time
Things are starting to get tight with time and for once it’s NOT to do with the eternal battle between the day job and my writing career. This time, it’s Christmas versus DIY.
The house is a hole at the moment while we undertake significant DIY in the main room of the house, the lounge. It badly needed renovated in order to complete what has been a total overhaul of the house, but while it has been in such a state, we’ve been living out of the kitchen/dining room.
And without a functioning lounge, there would be nowhere to put a Christmas Tree (mandatory in my book) and nowhere to open our presents and enjoy Christmas morning. Therefore, it’s been a top priority. After a lot of hard work between me and Gail, it’s almost done. In fact, the tree will be going up this weekend. Yay!
Later today, time will be even tighter as I have two nights out! First up is drinks with some old friends from another part of the company where I plough my day job role, then afterwards, I’ve found myself invited to yet another art exhibition opening!
This one is a private viewing at the Leith School of Art, and my invite came from the woman who did the illustrations on my kids book, Kamila Ratajczak (pronounced: Ratay-check). She’s studying art in Leith and an exhibition of the students work starts this evening.
Silly Poems Proof
Speaking of Kamila and the illustrated edition of my book, SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE, the proof copy arrived in the post yesterday. It’s the same size as the previous, but this time it is in full colour and looks absolutely splendid. I’m very pleased with it, and other than a couple of minor alterations (one to the front cover and a couple of layout adjustments), it will be good to go. I’ll re-launch it within the next few days.
The fiasco surrounding the young lad ejected from a Scotrail train the other evening is headed for the courts. Following the furore about the footage of the incident, Scotland has been polarised either for “the young delinquent who never paid” or “the unnecessary assault on a young lad who wasn’t given the chance to rectify his ticket purchase error.”
A complaint has been made and an investigation is underway. I have to say that my initial reaction was for the men who flung him off, but on actually hearing both sides of the story now, I’m with the young lad. Whether he’d bought a ticket or not, he shouldn’t have been assaulted like that, because the bottom line is, he wasn’t given a chance to explain himself. It wasn’t for the public to intervene.
The Christmas pressies I ordered online are starting to flow into the house. Lovely jubbly. Most of my evening was spent writing out my cards for posting. Thanks to my Mac/iPhone, this task is made a whole lot easier, because now I don’t have to keep searching for my rolodex to find addresses then wondering if they are still accurate—I just look it up on the screen!
What time I did have left went to SLICK. January 2nd is the date this title, my first full length thriller novel, will be available on all digital formats. If you want it for free come 2012 (as well as two other books later in the year), sign up for the 3 Ebook Deal—it’s an absolute steal! Here’s the details…
The 3 Ebook Deal and Free Poetry
Visit my website at www.colingalbraith.co.uk and either sign up to the mailing list or ‘LIKE’ my Facebook page, as it will mean you’ll be entitled to a free copy of each of my next three novels. Get in quick though, as the window to register closes at 23:59pm 31st December!
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The window to sign up for the 3 Ebook Deal will close on 31st December, 2011 at 23:59 so make sure you get in there today! It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up to qualify for 3 hot thriller novels to be released in 2012!
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Peace and out!