Had a great time in That Fancy London over the weekend. The Forbidden Planet megastore signing session to launch THRILL-POWER OVERLOAD as a paperback was fun, busy and bustling. Caught up with writers and artists I hadn't seen for years, lots of juicy gossip [none of which I can repeat in public - sorry]. Also chanced into several old friends, spent most of Sunday talking about writing, and finished reading Rebecca on the plane home. Aces.
This week's got crazy schedule written all over it. Writing a lecture on war films and contemporary Hollywood today. Tomorrow it's a 19-hour round trip to Brighton for the penultimate Lighthouse TV drama team writing workshop. On Wednesday the new creative writing MA I've been helping develop goes for official validation [keep your fingers crossed for us]. Thursday I gave my first lecture. Friday - I can't remember. More stuff happens.
The website news page for SFX is running a story about the MA course at the moment - read it here. We've already had a fistful of applications and marketing has only just begun. There's been a steady stream of people coming to see us at the Craighouse campus in Edinburgh, eager to find out more. We're offering something different from the usual mix of literary fiction and poetry on other creative writing MA course - and it's proving popular.
Right, no more time for idle typing. There's a lecture to be written, war clips to be selected and no time to waste. Onwards!