Operation Oysterhood: 28 October

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

Yes, I did. Right after I sent a book I have edited for someone off to the printers and after my first errand of the day – dropping off author’s copies for Stephen: his poetry collection, FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS POINTLESS AND PERFECT, is ready for distribution and we are both happy with the way it turned out – perfect!

By the time I got to the post office and was told that their system was offline again, I was so hungry that I decided to simply do it: a Big Mac. Quick, cheap, satisfying junk food. On my way back to the car with the unposted parcel, I was spotted by one of the post office ladies, who said that the system was back on and I could ship off my parcel after all. Yay!

Then some housework (laundry, cleaning, etc.) and a meeting with a lawyer and accountant to discuss a possible, promising business proposition.

Glinka supervising my work.

The rest of the day was spent editing and proofreading. But I did visit my love’s Cat again and go to Kalk Bay Books, bringing back this beauty:

Today, we also finalised the planning for the first Karavan Press lockdown book launch – socially distanced, of course. Invitation to follow shortly. It is going to be sooooo special, and we have three fairy godmothers to thank for it: the venue owner, the bookseller and the author who will interview Lester at the event. Quite fitting that our debut lockdown launch will be of a debut book for the author!

A hectic day. I am having a bath and going to bed early. I endured another long gap in my sleep last night, and I hope I can do better tonight.

Someone who reads my blog regularly sent me a lovely message full of care and empathy after yesterday’s post. Thank you, C.! For reading, and writing to me.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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