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!