Just surfacing for five minutes, between drafts of things, and while I have a quiet evening. Glad to see nobody's broken the internet while I was looking the other way. I've got about 5 proper blog posts to do, answering questions and everything, but just haven't got round to doing them yet. The year suddenly seems to be half gone, which freaks me out a bit. Poor old 2-Bond, just as we were all getting to know and love you. Glad to hear the Cheltenham Screenwriters' Festival went well, would have liked to go, but it landed right in the middle of a deadline, one that I absolutely could not miss. There would have been screaming, blood, and soiled pants, even *before* I started drinking.
What else has been happening? Not much to report at my end, I've been writing, having meetings, and watching telly, very little else. As for writing, I can't work on the sofa anymore - if I lean back, my arms hurt, if I lean forward, my back aches and my arse goes numb. I don't have a proper desk or office-type chair, but I've found that putting the laptop on a box on the dining table means I can type standing up. It's pretty comfortable. You don't lean forward because there's nothing to lean on. You take more breaks away from the keyboard, because you have to stretch your legs regularly. When you stop to think, you walk around for a minute instead of hunching over the screen. And you don't waste time surfing, because it's too bloody uncomfortable. Seems to be working, although every few days I need to go back to the sofa, cause my feet hurt. Now I need to find some sort of nice wooden or perspex box to use instead, because right now it's a tatty old cardboard one. Any suggestions for something 30 to 31cm high that a MacBook would fit on without falling off, speak now, blog-fame awaits you.
And I seem to be on Wikipedia, somehow. I'm here, if you want to have a look. I didn't put myself on there, and have no idea who did, so I guess it's a good thing, that someone felt I should have an entry. It feels quite bizarre, almost as if it's someone else, not me. I'm sure I'll have to get used to more than that once the publicity for DW kicks off in full.
This is quite possibly the most boring blog post I've ever done, sorry about that, I'm too tired to be entertaining today. Thank Christ somebody put me on Wikipedia, otherwise there'd be no news to report at all. In the next post I'll try to include some controversy, shocking revelations, and hedgehog porn.