As a writer you have to re-write. And often re-re-write. And sometimes re-re-re-write. And then you start to worry you’ve lost all that was good in the work and start a new idea. At least I do, which explains why A) I’m not a great writer. B) Why there arn’t many posts on this blog.
It also leads me to spend to long editing other things; I want to make it look/read/sound/work right. And at some point you have to say ‘this is finished’ – which is much easier with writing when there’s a deadline, but less structured things never seem quite done.
All of which is a round-about way of saying; I’m going to stop trying to play in photoshop with my photos and actually do something with them other then make a one of a kind screen saver.
No more success with Newsjack, but just discovered I had something in February’s Treason show! Barely remembered writing it, so found and re-read it. Somehow it actually surprised me in places, and (not remembering it much) I found it reassuringly funny (if I say so myself). I’m slightly concerned I couldn’t remember it; but I actually wrote it at the beginning of January, and have been writing 3~4 sketches for Newsjack for the last couple of weeks so it’s not that bad… right?
In a uncharacteristic display of being early to the game, I got a sketch on the first episode of Series 6 of Newsjack last night. My bit’s a sketch about the diary of recent home prisoner Abu Qutada, and you can listen again/see my name in the credits here.
Who says you can’t write on your phone on a train?