The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Friday, 15 April 2011

Renewed Focus

I have to admit that the first few days of April are a blur to me.  The 31st of March was a daze and the first of April I spent buzzing off the walls.  The next few days I was pretty hyped but reality was easing in.

Now, I'm back to Herne.  I did some math and realized I don't have a whole hell of a lot of time before the end of school for the kids (The equation for 'a whole hell of a lot' is extremely complicated, so I won't go into detail here).  I'm hoping for a solid first draft by the end of June.

Other things have been happening.  BT Corner, the little park that our local Heritage Committee has been working on is getting ever closer to completion.  Last week metal face plates for concrete plinths and custom benches were installed

The custom benches set the right balance between function, beauty and style and mirror the industrial history of the Beatty Brothers to whom the park is dedicated.

These sandblasted stainless steel plates not only cover the faces of the unattractive concrete plinths that will each bear information panels on their opposite sides, but they send a message.  

Family.  Community.  Industry.

Yeah, that's the town I choose to live in.

And look at that - 

the benches even work...