It’s been a long day and an interesting one. It started at 5am. It’s dark. I went to bed at 11pm and did not sleep. Why? I was excited and anxious.
Excited at the prospect of meeting a man whose books I have been reading for more than 20 years. The man who has trusted me to bring SPELLSINGER to the big screen. Mr Alan Foster!!
Anxious because I have done everything I can to get the ball rolling and my business consultant is on the verge of securing the first investment that we need to get the ball rolling. The first investment is always the hardest! He was going to call me back at 11am. His call would determine our meetings for tomorrow.
I made it to the right train. Ran for the connecting train and arrived at the airport on time. Alan’s flight took a while to get processed at 4 planes arrived at the same time.
I recognised me immediately and all of a sudden I had achieved a life goal. Alan’s writing is just amazing. I truly love his work. An awesome day had begun!
We hopped into the serviced car and the deluge started. The heavens opened and Pitt Street transformed into a river. My poor partner was splashed wet, head to toe by a bus driven tidal wave in George Street. You could ride a surf board down the street!
We spent several hours chatting. I enjoyed listening to his stories. He has many. They are all cool! Alan is the nicest and most relaxed guy you could meet. The things he has seen and done you would never believe even if I told you. He is truly the most interesting person I have met.
11am came and my phone never rang. I dealt with the anxiety quickly and just focussed on this incredible moment.
We took a walk down to the Galaxy Bookshop, Sydney’s ultimate Sci Fi Destination and he presented himself at the counter. He did the coolest thing by autographing a few books and having several pictures taken which are now on their Facebook page . These guys are the true Aussie Battlers and they live eat and breathe Sci Fi and fantasy. They were stoked!!
We met back for dinner with my darling Bec .
The phone rang. Now I have no anxiety. I am feeling exceedingly positive! We had another win today. A direct agency introduction to a man who could hold the key to our success!!!
Alan Bec and I went off to dinner in the drizzling night and had a lovely time.
I got home just before 10pm. Tired exhausted but here I am blogging!!!
Today was getting to know you day. This week is going to be one I will never forget!