In all the excitement I forgot that I still have a blog, and that it would probably be a good idea for me to update it now and then, whether I have anything useful and interesting to say or not. In this case, I actually do – I’ll be reading a sort-of extract from my novel ‘In Borderlands’ in the Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Friday (24th August), as part of the daily Edinburgh City of Literature Story Shop event. It’s free also, so there’s no excuse not to come along. Unless live literature readings bore you, or unless you find it too excruciating to watch and listen to someone clearly about to have a stroke they’re so nervous at the prospect of reading their work in front of other people, because if God had meant man to listen to written work, he wouldn’t have given them eyes to read it instead, etc etc etc. In any case, I’ll write a blog entry once the whole thing is over and done to give my impressions of the experience. I’m actually beginning to look forward to it. Sort of. We’ll see.