As I uploaded the images for this month’s writing review, I realised that it’s been a whole year since I started this blog. It’s very strange how much has changed in that time.
Anyway, July was a whoppingly good month, and thankfully justified my going freelance and changing everything since this time last year. I have been employed to be part of a writing team for a children’s television programme, which has been one of the most fun and rewarding jobs I’ve ever had. If I’d still been working full time for someone else I would never have been able to do it. I’ve stretched my comedy wings, gone way out of my comfort zone, been inspired by some wonderful, funny people, and enjoyed myself immensely. I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity, and can’t wait to see the finished series when it airs next year. It’s also been rather amazing to be paid to write for the screen – never underestimate the pride that you can feel when you’re rewarded for your creativity in a way that pays for food.
Aside from screenwriting, I’ve spent my days freelancing for a few clients – so much so that I’ve not actually been able to do much of my novel writing or any blogging. It’s all good, though.
In July, I:
- Worked in TV comedy (woohoo)
- Continued writing a page a day of a SF novel (which I think is fast approaching its end, actually.)
- Took a one-off comedy acting class, which I loved so much I’ve signed up for a regular acting class
- Read 5 books (I’m so busy!) including some of my favourites
- Have, with my partner, found a lovely new flat to stay in – complete with a second bedroom I can turn into a proper writing room
- Been drinking green smoothies – really not bad at all
- Saw and loved Monty Python (almost) Live at the lovely Cameo Edinburgh
- Have faffed around on Pottermore way too much
- Enjoyed lazing in glorious sunshine on my days off
Books read include old favourites Jurassic Park and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin as well as graphic novels The Unwritten, Vol. 8: Orpheus in the Underworld and The Last Unicorn. Jurassic Park’s a funny one to read after a massive gap – you can’t help comparing it to the film, now.
Here’s a few photos from my July: