Today I start work as a part-time lecturer in creative writing at Edinburgh's Napier University. New year, new job and it's the first day of school. I'm having flashbacks to growing up in New Zealand, where the school year coincided with the calendar year [except we were still on our summer holidays in January]. I won't be detailing the ins and outs of my new job, that's not this blog's purpose, but it's still worth a passing mention here today.
In other news an actor's been announced to play the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who. I've seen Matt Smith in a couple of things on TV, but haven't been lucky enough to catch him on stage when he's played some notable parts. It'll be fascinating to see what kind of Doctor he becomes - Emo Doctor, all dark and brooding? Quirky Edward Scissorhands Doctor, all twitching fingers and soulful eyes? Most likely it'll be something else, both richer and deeper.
Spent the last few days agonising over my revised episode treatment for the Lighthouse TV drama teamwriting workshop. Just couldn't seem to get happy with my B story, and I'm still not convinced it's firing on all cylinders. But yesterday was the deadline so I delivered a finished version yesterday. Our next face-to-face is Thursday in Brighton, so I'll be interested to see what the response to my efforts is. Must go get ready for work - onwards!