Sunday, 21 August 2022
At the time of writing this there are 246 people willing to invest in the idea of a box of postcards. I wanted to write to you all to thank you for this.
The idea we have is to make a box of 100 postcards. With Alison's help they will be beautiful, but hopefully not to beautiful to send. Most will have pictures, but seven with have new and very short stories. There may also be one or two that are new, and not from the book.
This week I was sent copies of the Chinese language version of The Unwinding. With it came two postcards.
I guess this is a little like how our postcards will look when they are made.
I have a few of these. What I would like now is to ask you, if you have social media chanels, like instagram or twitter, facebook, might you put a link to the cards to help me raise their visibility, and push towards full funding? If you don't then just talk to a friend about them. And then leave me a comment here, to say hi, and tell me, something beautiful, tell me how you are, tell me where you are. I will come back and pick a winner by random number generator in about a week then be in touch to get an address to post a pair of these cards to. Have a good day. And thank you. I do love how the Unbound platform connects us. I'm away to paint now, I hope, and think on these seven stories I need to find. I've other writing to do also, about how writing becomes a dangerous passtime. How sometimes writers are attacked, especially journalists, but also poets. About the importance of speaking out, speaking up. Whether the pen is mightier than the sword. But mostly I wish to just paint.
- The back of each card has space for an address and stamp so you can send people your thoughts and messages.