Here and There in a Hazy World could be yours...
Pictured above is the little booklet of photos I mentioned in a previous post. It arrived in the post yesterday, and while I like most of the photos, I need to think more deeply about layout and really trying to say something with the order and selection: the booklet is more of a mock-up rather than anything else – it has weird white lines and borders have been clipped off, though the pictures themselves are sharp, and some of them are quite nice.
SO! I have decided on impulse to throw a grand (!) international giveaway. I will send to the winner the above booklet, along with a variety of secret goodies/random postcards/lightweight objects of Scottish origin. I promise the contents will be interesting, and possibly silly.
Even if you have nothing so great to gain, you have nothing whatsoever to lose.
To enter, please leave a comment below, and the winner will be picked from a handful of numbers tossed in the bright air, an ancient ceremony I made up for lack of a hat to pull them from.
You have until Monday, 30th Jan at 00:00 GMT to enter, and the results will be posted on Tuesday the next day.
In Scots, a hoolet is an owl:
A friendly owl of Plymouth
A booklet is what I’ve just made online for some ridiculous introductory discount, cheaper than printing them off on my home computer. A 20 page collection of some of my photos, with some 6×4 prints thrown in free. No hoolet, this time.
One copy of Here and There in a Hazy World, for now, to see how it turns out. I was hopeless with the software, and would like to share it here when it arrives, to ask those who know more (or just have opinions) on what I should be doing with it.
In other, more exciting news: an extract from Kilea is going to be featured on the webjournal, Necessary Fiction. I am very excited about this, but a little shy, hence the hootlet and the booklet to lead me in. The editor contacted me through twitter, which was surprising and wonderful. I’ll talk more about that later, and point signs in the direction of NF when Kilea goes up, but I can highly recommend going over there now for a read, particularly at this funny research notes piece on conducting research by watching fishing on TV and the non-existence of whales.