Blog: tubedate 22nd November, 2011
Rob at Reyvis sent a message through that Robert Elms was talking on BBC Radio London to newly published writers and looking for stories of people who have self-published. Several people have told me that he has a particular interest in tubes and London transport and London and its history in general. Good I thought, I’ll send him a message, that duly done I sat and listened to the programme and realised this is an opportunity not to be wasted. The topic of the programme was writers, getting published and self-publishing. I lifted the phone, dialled the number and got through to Hayley. I told her about the book ‘Down the Tube’, threw in a couple of anecdotes so she said she’d phone me back. ‘What about my pneumonia jab at 3 o’clock?’ I asked, she said she’d phone back soon. Was I nervous? You bet I was. The phone rang, it was my big moment. I was convinced I sounded nervous, when I came off the phone I couldn’t remember a thing I’d said, he’d said but daughter Wendy put me onto listen again. Should you want to hear me, here’s the link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7kb
It’s not as bad as I thought it was but do I really sound like that?