Woah, I keep forgetting that a blog needs feeding – there’s no blog fairy in there putting up posts every now and then, no, it’s me…
So last thursday Six Impossible Things was launched. We forgot to take photos, so just as well there were some people there with iPhones and cameras. Otherwise how would we know it had really happened? Literary Life blogged it On The Night – talk about organised – and you can see some photos here.
After feeling that this was a scary and way too grown up thing to be doing, I reminded myself that I am an actual grown up, at least in theory, and I really enjoyed it. Thanks to everyone who came along. There was a happy atmosphere in the room, helped very much by many extremely nice people being present, Kaz Cooke’s funny speech, Nigel Langley’s lovely reading of Dan – I thought it would be nice for Dan to have a boy voice for his first public outing – and Joel and Alexa at Readings Hawthorn, who made sure the whole event ran smoothly.
It was a very strange experience being the one sitting at the table signing a book, when you’re used to being in the queue waiting for the book to be signed. My Friday Night School student asked me the next day if my hand got tired. No, it didn’t. Even if you sign quite a few books, it’s no more than writing the equivalent of a page or two and everyone has a little chat, so there’s resting in between.