Tuesday, December 10, 2013

London Calling

In just a few short days, I am heading on a big adventure. It's not the publishing adventure, which is still bubbling away in the background as I write and edit, but a real life adventure. Shortly, I am going to be undertaking the longest solo journey I've ever been on. Call it my gap year, except I'm too old for one of those and it's only 11 days, but it is as thrilling and scary for me as I can imagine it is for those young ones about to undertake that trek.

My big adventure started with a bit of a whim. A few years ago a friends went to see David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing. I was jump out of my skin, insanely  appropriately jealous about her getting the opportunity to both see him perform live and actually meet him at the stage door. Anyone who knows me knows I am slightly obsessed with a fan of his work. I'd long ago watched & adored him in Hamlet. When Digital Theater released Much Ado About Nothing, I downloaded that too. Seeing him perform Shakespeare live and in person became a bucket list item for me. When the news filtered through that he was performing Richard II in 2013, I made a random comment about how desperately I wanted to go. Some friends replied that they'd love to see him perform live too and then suddenly we were doing it. We were flying over 10,000 miles to watch a play. It's my first trip to London, but I'm hoping it won't be my last.

It was one of those spur of the moment things that wasn't real, only now I fly out in a few days. My publishing journey has been much the same so far and I would say will continue to be until a few days before my book is due out. It's scary, exciting but still mostly surreal. I can't wait!

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