Tuesday, June 24, 2008

All-Out Indy! (adventure has a name...)

Unless you’ve been on Titan for the last year or so, you’ve probably come across someone you know who’s been excited about the fact that there’s a new Indiana Jones film out this year. It’s something I’ve blogged about at numerous times before here, so it’s no secret that I’m an uber Indy geek. It would be quite an understatement to say I’ve had a passing anticipation to Indy IV because, man, have I been looking forward to this milestone event in cinema history ever since Marcus Brody nearly fell of his horse at the end of 1989’s Last Crusade and the end credits started rolling on what seemed like the final ever Indy flick...


My anticipation of this new film has grown so much, in fact, that in the intervening years and when I discovered the wonders of eBay not long ago, I began adding to a small collection of memorabilia which I had from being a kid when the first couple of Indy films were released in the early 80s…


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

"On Yer Bike!"

# “What if I'd been born fifty years before you, in a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike…” #
Ben Folds

Everybody needs a rest and holiday, right? The way I tend to approach my writing is the same as I would any job – I do the actual act of scribbling and typing up my thoughts during the working week and then at weekends, where ironically most of my free time lies, I enjoy the break from it, concentrating on family life at home…

Well, recently, my wife and I planned what turned out to be a brilliant cycling trip to the Netherlands to help us unwind in this early part of the year from the pressures of our day jobs. Once again, even though I took a couple of small notebooks with me, after my strivings with the new draft of Moon Crater, I was actually looking forward to giving my brain a rest and time to recuperate from the story for a week or so…