We all do it sometimes. We grit our teeth and we launch ourselves into the unknown.
August was a month of launching for me. I launched myself into Derbyshire for the Swanwick Writers' Summer School. I launched myself into teaching English to Russian teenagers and even ended up doing a few art lessons for eight-year-olds (how did that happen?) And I launched a new CD.
Saffron, who was the brains and talent behind the CD, is an old hand, having launched seven before. But for me it was a big thing. Because I love it, and because it was on my bucket list.
I was surprised though. The name was the biggest problem. We are both word-mongers; Saffron is a poet, and I have won a few writing prizes which (I keep telling myself) must prove som...