The publicity and posters and listings and stuff for the local festival are all out. Which is good for raising awareness and promoting the festival and the great people coming here to read and perform.
It’s also meant that over the past couple of weeks, since said promo’s been out there, I’ve been asked what I’m doing for the festival, more and more, – a question quickly followed by: Why Not?
When I was first asked it was easy to be polite and diplomatic. But as I’m getting the same question more frequently it’s becoming that little bit more difficult to maintain that level of un-grumpiness. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind people asking, I’m certainly not grumpy with them. I just wish I could tell them something more positive. Something other than I’d have loved to be involved and I did try.