I have stayed way clear of getting into any debate regarding this period of lockdown we have been in. It’s had its positive effects such as giving me more time to write, and its negative sides. The audio drama I wrote, which was initially given the green light by the production company was then pulled as the difficulties of both funding and recording became apparent.
So I actually have a fully written audio drama that now sits on my “I must get round to making that, maybe a Kickstarter” pile.
On a creative note, I have been able to finish my book of short stories. Writing a series of scenes involving a producer called Ms Nikita and a number of writers who are all trying to sell her their story. This allows a link between the stories and turned this collection of horror and sci-fi tales into a unified piece. The book is called The Pitch and will be available later this year.
I have also been working on a dystopian sci-fi novel which has a working title of Fracture. This has awakened my discipline to the craft. I am now writing a minimum of 1000 works a day on this title. Who knows, maybe I’ll get 2 books out this year?
With so much uncertainty over my current 9 to 5, I have also been spending some time trying to push my talents as a content writer. Living in Blackpool and being able to work remotely gives me a price advantage over my competitors living down south. I’m hoping that many companies with an office in London or Manchester will be more willing to contemplate people working from home who live in areas with a lower cost of living as a way of making savings.
I’ve also been working on some very interesting over-dub work, but more on that next time. Be safe people and remember to love each other.