- Talking to Paul Levy, my Editor at FringeReview. He's very savvy and realistic about how best to go about attacking Edinburgh as a reviewer (and networker), and gave me some good pointers about how many shows I should look at reviewing per day (4 was floated as a good average, considering I would also have to write up several hundred word reviews within 48 hours of the show).
- Trawling through the program yet again to discover what gems lie within.
- Applying for press accreditation for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, for my work at the South Asian Literature Festival.
- Making tables containing information about which shows and events I'm reviewing or otherwise covering for which publications (I'm very pleased with the level of organisation going on there).
- Designing and ordering business cards. It's so cheap I don't know why everyone doesn't have them. In the old days, everyone had a card with their name and contact details on them, and it's great for when you're meeting lots of people.
And all this while also keeping an eye on job and house listings, Skyping and chatting to people back home, and organising accommodation for a holiday I'm going on straight after Edinburgh. I guess it's all the phlegm.