There’s a section in the Sunday Express that fills an entire column in their newspaper with this sort of thing, so if it’s OK for those guys to do it …….And I’m really busy today, with post-it notes all over the desk and a million emails to send. Book 3 is screaming ‘Finish me!’, I need to google map Auchtermuchty Primary School and the publisher is breathing down my neck. So apologies for the cop-out blog this week.
Number of school readings attended this week – 4
Number of children presented to – 879
Number of children seen picking their nose at aforementioned presentations – 42
Copies of Gorgeous George and the Giant Geriatric Generator sold this week – 125
Number of children who pointed out that ‘and’ and ‘the’ were not alliterations in the title – 1
Number of movies watched this week – 6
Marks out of 10 for the best one – King’s Speech – 9.5
Mark out of 10 for the worst one – Predators – 4
Out of ten, how lazy/guilty do I feel writing this cheating short blog page today – 9
Out of ten, how many schools do I plan to email this afternoon – 300
Number of words written for Gorgeous George 3 – 26,208
Number of cones I saw fly up and out of the back of a motorway maintenance truck this week – 1
Speed the truck was driving at – 65mph
Number of underpants that needed changing – unknown – several, probably. At least 2 in my car.
How excited was I when I saw my name on a big banner in Waterstones window – 11/10
Number of children that recognised the ‘famous Falkirk author’ as he swanked up and down Falkirk High St, wearing his Gorgeous George t-shirt, having just seen his name in Waterstones window – ZERO
Number of words I’ve written in this blog so far – 219
Number of words I usually write in my weekly blog – 600+
What the lazy/guilt-o-meter is now sitting at – 10
Number of school readings planned for next week – 10
Number of Waterstones book shops I’m attending this week – ONE!
Falkirk on Saturday 3rd March at 1pm