Tea is so important.
I mean this. You’re not a true writer unless you consume your own body mass in tea on a daily basis.
Some writers advocate coffee – they’re wrong.
Some writers, reckless, devil-may-care writers, write on a concoction of drugs and alcohol. Drinking and writing? Lord knows where that can lead.
No, a nice cup of tea (or twelve) and a brace of chocolate biscuits and I’m set for …
I haven’t really got anything to blog about.
You can tell, can’t you?
I’ve spent the day up at POP Productions, my regular corporate gig. I sat and watched two people take four hours to light a bottle of whiskey for a commercial.
Apparently, that’s quite quick for a hero shot. That’s advert terminology for the final shot of the product, or so I’m told.
I have to say, the end result,a bottle of Glenfiddich, slowly revolving against a black background; a golden glow, sparkling in the centre of the honey-gold liquid, was a sight to behold. But, still …
And I think that’s me underestimating it. I’m not counting the lunch break.
On the plus side, I did write a few comedy pieces, including a modern retelling of Cinderella involving leeks, stunt goldfish and a scented hemorrhoid cream. I also wrote up a proposal for two business themed reality shows and looked over some corporate commercial stuff. So it’s not all bad.
Not that watching people scrutinise a bottle isn’t fun.
They even built a little tent around it.
What else? A short film I co-wrote a year (or two?) ago has reared its ugly head again. It’s a good script written with Mick Fowler which has been dogged by production difficulties. Who knows, maybe it will actually move forward this time? Certainly sounds positive.
I actually managed to write a Treason Show sketch (unfortunately, not one suitable for NewsRevue, hence only one lot of money). Not only that, but it actually got performed and by all accounts (one account, from Mark Brailsford, the director) went down extremely well.
That means 100% of the material I wrote got performed. You can make any fact sound good with statistics, can’t you?
And the rest of my time is just fiddling with various projects for various people. Nothing really meaty.
Hence the spiel about tea. Now, I used to be a PG Tips kind of guy; but recently I’ve switched to …