Lots has been going on chez Varwell, and today is being spent on various chores rather than writing. Tomorrow sees the start of a full and travel-packed working week with Stornoway on Wednesday and Edinburgh on Thursday and Friday.
I had told myself that with the launch of “Up The Creek Without A Mullet” I’d not take my eye off the ball of putting finger to keyboard on what I hope will be the sequel. However, Mondays (which I take off so I can try to write) have lately been eaten up with various unavoidable bits and pieces, including travel for work, and it might be a frustrating couple of weeks before I can properly get stuck in.
I am casting my mind, however, to tomorrow night, when I am speaking to the Highland Literary Salon. As I mentioned before, this is a gathering of local writers, and I have been asked to talk about writing alternative travel narrative, writing humour (yes, I think that means my jokes are now officially good), and the process of getting published. That’s all fine, but I need to think about what extracts to read as an opening. If you have have any suggestions of parts of “Up The Creek Without A Mullet” which are particularly evocative of humour or travel (what do you mean you’ve not read it yet?), then post your thoughts below.
Oh, and tomorrow night’s event is open to all – Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness, 7.30pm – but I’ve been warned by the gaffers at HLS HQ that because it will be a gathering of writers, “things could get geeky toward the end”.
That’s cool, I can do geeky. iPhone on stand-by…