|Image: Fernlea Hotel|
Really slow and warm day yesterday, and I mean really slow and warm. In fact, it was slower than a fish swimming through jelly, and warmer in the Athens of the North than it was in Athens. Fact!
Despite the heat, I went to the cinema last night. I’d promised a friend I’d accompany her to see the new De Niro movie because she had nobody to go with. By the time it came around though, I couldn’t be bothered what with the heat, so I had a cold shower and a double espresso to waken myself up.
We went along to Ocean Terminal and saw Killer Elite, the new movie with Jason Statham, Clive Owen and De Niro. It’s based on the non-fiction book of the 80s by Sir Ranulph Fiennes called The Feather Men. It’s complicated, action packed, and with De Niro and Statham alongside each other supported by Owen, you get a really good combination and a really good night at the flix.
The main chunk of work I completed was carried out over my lunch hour and before I went to the cinema. I worked on and sent in my revised version of exercise 6 for the Advanced Dialogue Workshop at Savvy Authors, as well as answering a bunch of questions that formed exercise 7, designed to force you to think about the piece from a more panoramic position; where you want to take it, how you will move it forward, what else needs to be done, etc.
I began work no my GDR September review, ticking and crossing and working out if there’s any time left to complete anything else before the end of tomorrow.
And I wrote and posted a slightly different and more objective article on Tuesday night’s Literary Salon. You can find it posted over at the (Unofficial) Edinburgh Book Festival Blog.
West Port Book Festival
The West Port Book Festival programme launched yesterday. I’ll hopefully be able to get along to at least one event on each of the four days it runs, which of course means I’ll be blogging and posting over at the (Unofficial) Edinburgh Book Festival Blog once more.
I’ve never covered or been to any West Port events before so I’m quite excited about it. There’s a real buzz in the literary scene over how it’s been put together and the style it’s aiming for, so it should be very interesting.
The full programme of events can be found here: westportbookfestival.org/programme
After a night off eating popcorn and watching action movies (I have classed Tuesday night as work), it’s back to work today. I have to finish up what I can from this month’s GDR, and I have some preparation work that must be done for next month’s visit to The SKY Project.
Have a great day; peace and out!