Its turned cold again, and you all know how I hate the cold! Maybe I’m just not ‘fat enough’ but it seems to go right through me.
Quite apart from that, I’m having to wear sandals at the moment (because of my foot) which doesn’t exactly help the temperature. But apart from moaning about the English climate, I am OK. A lot of people a lot worse off than myself and at least I’ve got a roof over my head (and one which does not leak anymore!).
So, what’s news? Nothing really – at least nothing too significant. Two public events coming up almost imminently now, but nothing I can’t handle without any preparation. This is really true, actually. I never prepare for talks or anything like that – I don’t have to when all the facts are in my head. Of course, there’s always the very human inclination to sensationalise or exaggerate things (especially when it comes to such things as ‘ghosts’!) but then there’s really no need to; all that’s necessary to do really, is just tell the truth. People can then just ‘take it or leave it’; whatever, it then becomes their problem, not mine.
Talking of which, I made a very useful contact at the Kensington Talk I did on Oct 30th for Halloween. I met a guy there who was a book publisher (his own company) and he approached me afterwards to say he was interested in the next book. Said he’d like to take 50 copies for sale and distribution as he’d seen how popular my other books had been on the Internet. I offered to deliver them ‘sale or return’, but he said to just send him an invoice as he knew these would go. I forgot it really, but he phoned me this afternoon to confirm the publication date (which I obviously told him). That was a bit of good news; especially as it coincided with the moment I was right in the middle of one of the last chapters!
Didn’t really feel hungry today, but I managed to buy some ‘reduced muck’ from the store. It was horrible! But I made myself eat it. I just get funny when it comes to food. My usual policy is, if I’m not hungry, I just don’t eat. But I suddenly realized today that I’d had nothing substantial for about 4 days, so I thought I’d better buy something. Well, the packet didn’t look too bad, but when I tasted it, it was awful!
And that’s all the boring news, really. Book nearly finished; then its just finishing off the next one. And then, a break! Then a few weeks of interrupted bliss – can you imagine that?!
For the moment everyone, David