Monday, 5 October 2009
Oh joy, thy name is Joss Whedon. The Sci-Fi channel is running Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the very start. Thankyouthankyouthankyou. I was all for an evening free of the black box until I did the whole channel surfing thing...which is usually a delay tactic until I give myself a talking to...and whaddya know, there was Ms Summers looking all slayer-ish. And young. The whole cast looked so pink and perky.
Those Not in The Know usually give me a ribbing for enjoying this programme and think I’m all about the nubile young lady kicking ass. Ok, I admit that’s a bonus, but this programme is SO clever, humourous, involving, layered and well-written. If you want to know how to write a TV programme you’d do yourself a favour by studying this series.
Talking about writing, which we almost were...now having finished my latest book and having sent it on to my “first reader” to have a look at, I’m at a loss as to what to do with myself next. I got home from work tonight, had my meal, watched Buffy and then...and then I was all, what next? This would have been the point when I thought about writing, procrastinated about writing, put off actually writing until... just before bedtime I would force myself to squeeze out a couple of hundred words.
I think I’m suffering from Nextbookitis. I don’t know what to do next. Another crime novel? The next part of the historical/ adventure/ true story/ faction book?
It’s a good job I have this blog. I love the whole free-style writing thing where I just type and all kindsa shit appears on the page. And I get you nice people leaving me messages. Which I really do appreciate. The loneliness of a long-distance blogger is a whole other subject you don’t want to get me started on.
While I procrastinate about making up my mind, I noticed that those amazingly clever people at the Sci-fi channel are running series 1 of Dollhouse from the start. We’ll call it research. Joss Whedon, you the man.