Good and bad news

Well – Yesterday I was going to let you know that my screenplay has been enthusiastically received by the film’s producer and that it was time to celebrate. I opened a bottle of Prosecco and the phone rang. A friend, Dave Manners, had suddenly died leaving behind his partner Sally and his daughter Amy. He was in his mid forties and had been valiant in his struggle against his illnesses over many years. It’s hard to know what to say – I cried instead. But … Dave wouldn’t have wanted that – tears maybe – a fight? – yes – drink the Prosecco – yes – but it’s just not right – he deserved – they deserved – a better shot than this. I have nothing profound to say – I’m just very sad. But … go on or back? Go on. Venceremos! With a little help from our friends.

News from somewhere

Just a brief post to explain the lack of action here for the last three months.

Two things have been going on.

  1. My new novel (the sequel to ‘Cabal’) a thriller – ‘The Sticks’ – has been out to my editor and readers and I’m now completing the final draft of the manuscript – it should be published in physical and virtual form by September.
  2. I’ve been working on a commissioned screenplay that been pretty much full time since January. Can’t give you the title as yet but I think it’s at the point of going forward – so hovering at amber with my foot trembling over the gas pedal waiting for the green light.

So I am somewhere and not nowhere!