Andrew Davies is doing a masterclass on literary adaptation at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
This is something that would be incrediby useful and interesting for me.
But, I've already agreed to do a talk at the Jane Austen Society on that day.
I'm very, very disappointed.
Well, I had the date of the JA Society talk wrong - it's the day before. So I actually can do both. I should have taken into account the ongoing problem I have with understanding which day of the week is which and so forth.
I was attempting to vent when I wrote this post. It clearly didn't work because I woke up at 4am this morning still incredibly vexed and lying there I decided to try to weasel my way out of doing the talk. Fortunately it occurred to me to double-check the dates before showing myself up as rude, selfish, and laughably disorganised.