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The Blog Begins (first posted 28.07.09)

I wanted to write about, well, writing…

I have been toying with the idea of blogging for a while now and didn’t know if anyone would be that bothered whether I did or didn’t. So this is an experiment. I want to write about, well, writing. There are loads of good blogs out there by far more prolific scribes than I, which partly explains the aforementioned hesitation. However, I thought “what the hell”!

So what am I up to writing-wise at the moment? I have been ghost-writing a medical guide for a section of the NHS but that’s part of “work” and not really part of my secret life as a writer.

Well, I have things in the pipeline. There’s my novel , which has been about 5 years in the making which needs a polish following some very nice and constructive criticism from one agent I submitted it to. The Dream of Reason (“Good title” enthused another agent in a Shakespeare in Love stylee) is my crowning achievement to date. A fair few people have read it (before the last edit I did) and like it and now it is time for me to concentrate on getting it to as good a standard as I can possibly get it and then look at convincing some poor, unsuspecting agent to represent me and sell it the highest bidder for $5m. Or something.

Away from that I have a very exciting project about which I cannot speak coz it hasn’t been finalised yet and no contracts signed. However, I have my fingers crossed. It has been something have been batting away at for some months (even doing a fair bit of groundwork ahead of said contract – see how keen I am?) and await a final green light before I can explode the story to anyone willing to listen…

I also have a couple of other ideas placed elsewhere, but there has been next to no discussion about them as yet, so all I can say is: watch this space; which sometimes seems to be the tagline to my life, but I excuse myself by saying that I *do* run a company, too, and finding the time to do all the door-to-door that is necessary for an unknown like me takes, well, time.

So there you have it for now.

Do I feel better? Possibly.

I will do so even more when I have anything more concrete to share, believe me!

About Richard Dinnick (62 Articles)
I am the lead writer on Titan's 12th Doctor comic and have just written an episode of Thunderbirds Are Go! for ITV/Amazon. I'm the winner of the 2012 BBC Writersroom opportunity and have written many things across TV, books, comics and audio. Represented by The Agency in the UK and Zero Gravity in the USA.
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