I'll try to continue where I left off in Pt. I, which shouldn't be difficult to do because (as far as I know) less than 48 hours have passed since then.
The more observant among you will have noticed that my website is looking rather different, which is because the last couple of days have been spent doing some clearing out, some cleaning up, and some updating. In light of my impending book publication, I have aimed for professional, grown-up, and sleek... which I may or may not have achieved. Perhaps.
Speaking of the aforementioned book, a couple of ridiculously heavy boxes arrived from Random House last week, containing a plentiful supply of Lost in Translation. So I now have 30 copies of a beautiful hardback book with American spellings, which also happens to have my name on the cover. Weird, surreal, but kinda awesome. If you're a particularly nice person, let me know and maybe I can send you a copy.
In other news, I got a haircut (not pictured) and rediscovered a new way to procrastinate and/or be inspired in times of great need. See here, and see what you think. I'm sure you'll know about Christopher Jobson's site already, but if not, prepare yourself to remain there for a very long time.
As this is in danger of turning into a slightly-longer-than-acceptable blog post, I'll finish up making some statements of wild intent: from this moment onwards, you can expect more (often meaningless) news and updates, consistent writing of some description, illustrations that will make you warm on the inside, and really anything else that I think might be worth mentioning.
See you there.