Friday 22 May 2009

In Studio Today

We're recording Blood and Soil today - the latest in B7's prequels it follows the adventures of one of Cally's predecessors in a time before the Auron came into conflict with the Federation.

Thursday 21 May 2009

Last Line Meme

James Swallow stole an idea from someone else and I'm stealing it from him - although I have fewer last lines... (I had to include short stories to make up the numbers.)

Remembrance of the Daleks
'Perhaps,' said the Doctor. 'Time will tell - it always does.'

'Here I come, Doctor,' shouted Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart, 'ready or not!'

The Also People

But if Tsuro heard the clearing he made no sign and soon he was gone from sight.

Gone Fishing in Short Trips: Time Signiture
'One can but hope,' said the Doctor and began to work the controls.

The Evacuation of Bernice Summerfield Considered as a Short Film by Terry Gilliam in Missing Adventures
'No,' said Benny. 'I'm travelling on my own.'

Genius Loci
So I will keep this diary as my light in the darkness and I will live so that when I'm asked the question I can say, 'I don't know about the rest of it but, by the Goddess, I was loud and drunk.'

Thursday 14 May 2009

Adelaide Hall

Today's deliberately cryptic post features Adelaide Hall who was born in Brooklyn but enjoyed an incredibly long and successful career in London. In my book a woman named after a lost river searches a steamer trunk for a 78 recording of Adelaide singing Duke Ellington's Creole Love Call - does she find it? We shall see.

Monday 11 May 2009

The Last Bit

I'm looking at the last 26,000 to 30,000 words of the novel I'm writing. It's become a bit of a slog and I'm going through the phase where you think everything you write is shit but at least I think the bloody thing is going to be finished soon. Until then I will leave you with this to ponder; what do the Royal Opera House and the Prospect of Whitby Pub in Wapping have in common?