Sunday, 8 July 2012
Well, we made it, good people. Gin Lane Gazette's Pie of Funds currently stands at 104%. I am - as you can probably imagine - cockahoop. I am also ridiculously grateful to you all for pledging, and for spreading the good word. Without your tireless help, &c, &c. It's humbling and thrilling. We can still take pledges, of course, and there's a very special edition of the book to support, so do continue blackmailing friends and relations into having a punt.
Our event at Black's Club on 27th June was fantastic and, if you came, I hope you enjoyed yourselves. Both the punch and our beautiful Georgian ladies were delicious, I think you'll agree. There are photos on the Unbound Facebook page, if you'd care to cast an eye. Black's is a magnificent venue, and if you get the chance to enter its hallowed portals, you should grab it, like James Boswell after a street-trull. It's rapidly becoming Unbound's spiritual home, and there shall doubtless be more events there in future.
Another landmark moment: I have finished writing the book. Well, the first draft, at least. It's being edited as I type (probably), and this week I begin the Herculean task of illustrating. If I go quiet on you, both here and on Twitter, that will be why. I shall be locked away like a monk in a scriptorium. Feel free to send the occasional cake. And a hooker. Or a hooker with a cake.
Are any of you Midlanders coming to our Unbound gig at Birmingham Library Theatre on Tuesday, 10th July? I hope so. Proceedings kick off at 7pm. I'll be speaking, as will Robert Llewellyn, Steve Colgan, and others. Should be splendid.