Monday, July 30, 2007

Well, there goes the neighbourhood

Last week was a mixture of chaos and random events, and as usual am I able to say much about them? Noooooooo. Sorry. In a month's time I may be able to, at which point there may be a big change around the corner. Nothing I've planned, mind, just a bizarre yet valuable opportunity. Maybe two. Just as well - I need something to balance the slowly developing yet fairly predictable let-downs this month.

So instead of exciting developments, all I can write about right now is the fact I have my monthly script deadlines hitting this week ("it's the first of the moooonth") and between that and my new project (not to mention a few older ones) I'm a tad too manic to do a big update today. I'm so late writing this that another week will have nearly passed soon after anyway and I'll be able to dedicate a bit more time by then.

In the meantime, I've a day of script editing, rewrites, plot planning and ticking off all the outgoings on my horrific bank statement that just came in the post (no doubt my bank manager is wringing his/her hands at the fact I've spent another month in my overdraft).

Don’t let J.K Rowling's well deserved success fool you – 90% of other writers in the world are doing the exact same thing. Rock and roll lifestyle!


PS. I still haven’t got a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Albeit, the only reason why is because I've been trying to get a cheap one from Asda (£5! Even I can afford that!). I'm also sans copy of Warren Ellis' Crooked Little Vein, which is damn near essential, as far as I'm concerned. You can preview the first chapter here:
http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/a-plus/Chapter_One_Crooked_Little_Vein._V31846486_.pdf

Although a word of warning: it's not for the faint hearted. Especially once you realise what the title potentially alludes to...

2 comments:

Jemima said...

i live for not for the faint hearted

though apparently only have a weak command of the english language

Writing Gaijin said...

Pah, the English language is overrated anyway. Bunch o' words... and stuff ;)