A few weeks ago I decided it would be a good idea to put together some chapbooks. It was probably not a good idea, given what limited time I had to do it in, but I carried on anyway.
Although I encouraged Wednesday Write-in participants to submit, I also wanted to make sure there was some new fiction in the booklets that hadn’t appeared anywhere before. Luckily a couple of writers submitted new work, and I managed to scribble/finish off a couple of stories I had in the works for my own chapbook.
I knew quite early that I wanted to call the Monster-themed book ‘Four Sleeves’, inspired by this Eels song 😀 For the title to ‘Three Broken Ribs’, I searched through the stories until I found another numeric-starting phrase that fitted the theme, and this just jumped out at me from one of Jacky Hillary’s pieces.
Mancstercon starts officially today, and I’m so excited to go along and meet everyone and (hopefully) sell a couple of books.
I’ve been baking like crazy for the past couple of days. I figured that even if I don’t sell any books (as people will probably be caught up in comics!) at least I might shift some cake! Plus, it’s a good way to get people to come up to my table and start talking.
I’ll be here all day today, and for Sunday afternoon. From 1-3 on Sunday I’ll be delivering a creative writing workshop on the top floor of Madlab. This requires you to pay the £2 entry to the con, BUT I’ll give free cake. So, I think it’s still a win 🙂