Monday, March 02, 2009

Progress check for March 2009

First off, thanks to the two Vicious Imagery readers who chipped in some sponsorship money to my wife's Run For Life efforts - much appreciated. On the other hand, more than 1000 unique visitors have come to this blog since I posted that appeal last week. So two people out of more than a thousand isn't a great response rate. I know we're all feeling the pinch financially, but chipping in two quid would kill you? Go here and make a difference.

Having given myself a talking to a couple of weeks back, I've gotten some good work done. Write my 40th issue of The Phantom, and completed the first draft of a talking book project for Big Finish. Can't reveal any more details about the latter job yet, but it proved to be more fun than I'd expected. Things move apace at my part-time job developing a new MA in Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University, as validation day beckons.

This week's major task is my first draft for the Lighthouse TV drama team writing project. Having spent months developing characters, weaving intricate plot threads and defining our rules, it's both scary and exciting to finally start scripting. Got to find the voice of our shared characters, discover a writing style that suits the piece and throw some rough scenes down. Get it written first, then get it right in rewrites. As ever - onwards!

5 comments:

potdoll said...

I tried to sponser her but it rejected my card... i'll get me husband to do it on his.

maybe others had the same problem?

Grant said...

Sorry- running behind! I've donated now.

Jermayn said...

Just a random question about your latest published Phantom story...

The Witch Hunt (featuring the 8th Phantom and Friday) i just got today and one of Sal's (the artist) panels has the date 1/08 on it. Was the story delayed???

Thanks just a curious discussion on at the Phantom Phorum.

David Bishop said...

The synopsis for Witch Hunt was written at the end of July 2008, and the full script within two weeks of that date. By chance, I saw the last page of Sal's art in early January this year. I'm guessing he put 08 on it by mistake, having completed the work early in 2009 - but that's just a guess on my part.

Jermayn said...

Cool thanks for that. Guessing that was the obvious situation but thought that maybe something else happened...

So does it normally take 5 months for the artwork to be finished?

Thanks for the reply David