This morning I got up early (for a Saturday), inhaled my wheat biscuit shaped breakfast cereal, made a cup of tea, and headed for my computer to answer questions about 12 books in 12 months from the people of the internet. (And various friends and family who had agreed to submit questions based on several days of plaintive nagging).
I ended up doing this for about two and a half hours, and as well as answering questions I stuck up some never before seen (not even here on the blog) snippets from June, July, August and September’s books. After all, it’s only good manners to offer news sources an exclusive when they offer to interview you.
And do you want to know what the best part is?
If you were busy (there were plenty of excuses – people I know were variously working, watching the rugby, asleep in bed, away on a psychology field trip for uni, attending the West Port Book festival, and paint-balling at a stag do in Wales) YOU CAN RELIVE THE WHOLE MAGICAL EXPERIENCE. It’s right here on The Edinburgh Reporter website, and later on today the text will even rearrange itself in chronological order.
Isn’t technology marvellous.
One thing that came out of the session was further confirmation of something a lot of people have said in the comments here and via Twitter; that I should definitely switch November and December’s genres. This will mean I can do NaNoWriMo this year without having to become Alan Moore (something that’d take years of work, and anyway he doesn’t do his own drawings). The only question now is, what can I write about in a literary fashion? I’ve a feeling I’ll be blogging about that in the next few days…