The internet: making connections.

I love the internet. It brings people together. It’s given me the chance to be published, to talk directly with my publisher, and then with readers, as well as to make new friends and new fans. And it gives me a chance to network, and get talked into doing readings and signings on very little notice!

As with now. It looks like I will be doing a reading, and signing, in Bristol on 23rd Feb, which is scary, but exciting too. I know that some people will be in Exeter for a convention, and i know that it is short notice, both of which suit me as it means there won’t be too many people there to see me make a fool of myself! The weekend after I will be in Cardiff, at the Comic Expo, doing signings there too. I’m excited about that. A chance to dress up, to sign books, meet people. It’s what i enjoy about writing, other than the actual writing, the chance to talk to people about it, about books, to meet people who are also passionate about it.

The reading part, well, not so much. That scares me. I worry, did i chose the right bit, am i reading too fast, am i boring people? I had 5 people at my first reading. No one brought anything after, so i worry that i chose the wrong bit, or i just have a bad book in my hands.

But, i wrote the book that i wanted to, and i love it, so that’s all that i can do really. That, and have a strong drink before hand, and plan out what I’m going to say a little better than last time.

Hope to see lots of you there :)

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