After waiting 15 months the day finally came! PUBLICATION DAY!!
With getting copies from Amazon early it was something of a vague date to celebrate, but it was still the official Publication Day and deserved marking in some way.We’d planned a family day in York, so by 9.30am we were settled in First Class on the Grand Central train drinking champagne out of a teacup! By time we arrived at York we were in a suitably pliable mood for some serious shopping. While the family busied themselves with clothes shops I drifted towards Waterstones. I had hopes of seeing Sorrowline on the shelves, but it was not to be. I’ve heard that it’s in bookshops, but I’ve yet to see it there myself. I consoled myself with a great book about Start Trek, The Next Generation – a show I have great affection for!
Later we stumbled upon a fantastic busking bank called the New York Brass Band. I stood and listened to them crack through a brilliant version of A-Ha’s Take on Me. But there was much to see and do – we couldn’t hang around all day! York is a beautiful city, full of quirky eccentricities. The architecture is brilliantly British! We even managed a trip on the York Eye – a surprisingly nerve-wracking ride over the city!
Finally the day ended with me buying a ukulele – something I’ve wanted for a while! (If you can’t go a bit silly on Publication Day when can you??) We headed home, tired and happy. My first Publication Day was over – hopefully the first of many.