Well the old enemy the evil Dr Time and his nasty cohort Real Life, have beaten me again. Twice. Maybe, no, make that definitely, I tried to do too much. BBC Sharps, gone, dropped out. My effort's just not good enough. The idea was/is there but the execution, well deserved an execution! Without the blindfold or any last requests. It was stale, boring even. The Muse visited briefly, then taunted from a far.
Then, Bruntwood... Missed the deadline. Can't blame the postie. It's the damn spec monkey. Didn't finish it in time, let alone polish it. Sunshine, Pompey's cup celebrations, relationships, work, other commitments-all non screenwriting by the by, (how can that be? Am I not serious about this?) trimmed the weekly page count down to, well, to be truthful, nigh on zero in the end.
What to do?
Well, finish them both for the portfolio now the deadline pressure has passed. And work and complete one at a time. I'm not a James Moran. At this point in my writing I need to focus on one at a time.
Still on the bright side got mentioned in Blake Snyder's logline competition. And he's Hollywood!
And even brighter, won Sister Elinor's "Story" comp! (Thanks Super-Nun!) And she's Pinewood. Or Cricklewood, or nearby...
And on the even brighter side I'm off on HOLIDAY tomorrow! (promise I'll take me notebook...) See ya all when we return! Sheiky, xxx
As our belated Christmas prezzie, Awesome stepson Stephen treated Mrs S and I to a trip to see BON JOVI at Southampton FC 's stadium (nice to see they get some use for it-must be so empty on match days now...).
Brill show, as you'd expect. 35,000 people Rockin' together. The way the world should be.
"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to."
Different tunes for different moods. OK, Rob, m'friend, here goes...
1/ Wanted dead or alive - Bon Jovi Any/all Bon Jovi - Saw 'em last night at Soton FC Stadium-awesome! ( though occasionally cheesy -they sung Lulu's "shout" to 35000 people!)
2/ Streets of Kenny - Shack
3/ 15 miles to nowhere - For Ramona
4/ Back in Black - Ac/dc
5/ We have all the time in the world - Louis Armstrong
6/ Smoke on the water - Deep Purple
7/ House of the rising sun - Brian Johnson and Geordie ( you gotta hear this one-heavy bluesy rock version)
Oh, yeah and of course, Luke and the Star wars band - I love ol' guitar Han's solos...
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