Early on in my reading of Kate Summerscale’s book The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (finally) and it struck me that there is a great drama to be made out of the development of the Metropolitan Police force and then I figured that the Sherlock Holmes movie Directed by Guy Ritchie with Robert Downey Jnr as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson is probably the same mileu. I think the film is geared up as a potential franchise re-booting a la the JJ Abrams Star Trek so that is probably that terrority covered for the next seven years or so. Think there’s potential fantastic stories and characters from that era though. It worked for Dickens right?
Final Draft 8 arrived, installed and registered. Have to deliver draft 2 of Fela’s queens (formerley known as The Wives (many) of Fela Anikulapo Kuti) on 28th of August. Re-read it last night for the second time since the first draft was delivered on 1st August 2008.
A lot of good things but some drastic changes required. Need to make the five wives more distinct, to drive the plot much better. I’ve had a week off since finishing Boat Gypsies so looking forward to writing again.
(p.s I’ve got 7 but wanted 8.)
As of this morning, I’ve made an adjustment to my creative commons license. See About page for new details. Basically, its read, enjoy but don’t recreate.