Monday, 30 May 2011


I sent off the first draft of the screenplay today - which of course means that I'll spend the next few weeks fretting about what the notes will say.
So, 'tis onto the next tasks which include writing up a second draft of a short film that's lurking around. Whether I get it done on time to put it in for what I plan to, is anyone's guess!
Also going to rewrite another little joint project, which so far is a lot of fun.
I've also have another treatment to write, so just waiting for the details of that job to come through. Busy, busy! Time to get a wiggle on I think!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Sofa's and Scripts

Good progress on one of my current work projects. I finished the first draft of the novel adaptation I've been hired to do - ahead of deadline! I'll be able to re-write it and tweak it over the next week or so.

Today, I had planned to have a bit of a lie-in as a treat, however, one of the ever so thoughtful neighbours decided to rip out their windows at 7:30 am. Joy.

So, I think I'll spend the afternoon finishing up a spec script that really should have been finished ages ago...

Or I'll just lounge on the sofa watching tv... or shooting some zombies on the Xbox...

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

First Signing!

Saturday saw me attending my first actual proper signing at Asylum Books and Games in Aberdeen.
The ever lovely Iain Lowson, creator of Dark Harvest: Legacy of Frankenstein and good friend, made the perilous journey up North on Friday, bringing probably the best gift EVER!
Up bright and early we turned up at Asylum Books and Games at 10am. It felt really odd being on the other side of the table and we sold and signed a good amount of books with a steady stream of folks coming to see us.
I did notice, however, that my signature kept changing throughout the day!
It was the first time I'd seen a hard copy of this gorgeous book and I got a strange but delightful tingle at seeing my short story in actual proper print!
For those of you not familiar with the setting, DH is set in a very believable and very dark alternative timeline where Victor Frankenstein has wangled his way to power and created the closed country of Promethea (what we would know as Romania). You can imagine our delight when a Romanian lad bought the book, full of enthusiasm for the book and it's setting!
The day, went by so quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Of course, being Saturday, the shop owner closed up early and invited us back to his flat for dinner and Doctor Who!
Definitely one of those most splendid days.

Iain will be traveling to the UK Games Expo in Bristol.