This Time Last Year

I don’t know why I’m feeling all nostalgic. Maybe it’s because, a little under a year ago, I became an author proper when my book was released to the world. And I find myself thinking, was it only a year ago? and, no, a whole year ago! at the same time. It’s been a funny year; difficult at times. But I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve enjoyed the visits I’ve done; the workshops I’ve led; the talks I’ve given; the people I’ve met; the writing group; their book; my writing. And when I put it like that it reminds me that I rather enjoy doing what I do, in spite of the terrible pay and the Hard Work.

Yes. I enjoy being that writer and workshop leader from the north west of England. And I reckon there’s plenty more to come from him.

Anyway, here’s what I said, on this very blog, almost a whole year ago to the day:

“Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Slipping ByGoodness this week has just flown. Monday and Tuesday have just been a blur and I’m tired. I can’t believe that we’re almost in Wednesday. The days are just slipping by, and the release of my book gets closer and closer (only three days to go now). And that also means that the start of the Roaming Roman Book Tour is getting nearer as well. I’m at Styal Primary School on Monday, I’ve a workshop on Tuesday and on Thursday I’m running some workshops at Crewe Library. The first event on the tour that’s open to the public is on October 14th at Bollington Library. You can click here to see the other public dates. They’re all free and everybody’s welcome.I saw a film last night of a book that I’ve always wanted to read but, as with so many others, haven’t had the chance. It is called Regeneration and tells the story of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon’s … well I’ll not spoil it for you. I’d highly recommend a watch though. The book, I believe, is very good as well.Signing off for now.”

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