Monday, 6 June 2011

Monday Night Tipple


I have a few good reasons for enjoying this glass of plonk (it's got ice in it 'cause I'm dead classy that way) on a Monday night. First off, I'm taking leave from the day-job tomorrow. Secondly, I've a pretty exciting trip to Dublin planned. I managed to blag my way into Declan Burke's excellent Down These Green Streets and it's getting the launch treatment down at the Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar, at 6PM -- and they've not barred me yet (full details can be found at CAP). And thirdly, I got word today that my short story, Aul Yellah Belly, will be included in Maxim Jakubowski's Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Volume 9 (due to be published in Spring 2012).

Yes.

YES.

YES!

Not too shabby for a Monday.

I'll need to get my finger out from Wednesday, though. Danny from Pulp Press sent me a wee email today to let me know there's an edit coming my way. And as of last week I've got a shit-tonne of work to do on the novel-in-progress. You see, uber-agent, Allan Guthrie (happy birthday, Al!), has had a read and pointed out the bits that need a spit-shine as well as the chunks that need the chainsaw treatment.

But for right now... glug, glug, glug.

5 comments:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Congratulations and well deserved.

Gerard Brennan said...

Cheers, Paul. You're a gent.

gb

seana said...

Probably too late to warn you not to overindulge given your Tuesday night gig, I guess. But here's luck to all of you reading at the Gutter Bookshop--wish I could be there to see it!

Alan Griffiths said...

Great news and many congrats.

Michael Stone said...

Wow.

WOW.

WOW!

:)