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11 April 2013
My website is up and running again after being down for a while due to hosting problems.
Noirland was put back a month due to circumstances beyond my control, but if all goes well, it looks like we should be able to start rehearsals and filming in May - that's IF this never-ending winter ever lets the sun out. I purposely kept the number of exterior scenes to a minimum because I know how terrible and unpredictable the weather can be in this country, but we will need at least a few days of sunshine to film outside. As I said last month, we didn't get quite as much as we'd hoped, so I'm counting on all of you to help out by loaning us props, costumes, etc. if you can. I'll put up a list when I know everything we're going to need.
This year's book is proceeding in fits and starts. I do a huge chunk of it, then don't go near it again for ages. This is very bad practice, but there just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything! Never fear, It will be out by Halloween one way or another.
As always, I'm waiting to hear back about a few competitions I've entered. I'll let you know if I win anything or if I'm going to keep on being unappreciated in my time. :-)
05 March 2013
Ooops, let a month slip by there without an update. It's because, as always, I've been waiting for several things to happen so I could tell you about them. But, as is typical, delays have cropped up everywhere.
First off, let me say a big THANK YOU to everyone who invested in Noirland. Even though we didn't hit out target, with a bit of finagling I think we can still make the film and it will still be awesome. I'll be posting a cast list soon (if it ever gets confirmed!) and also some exciting news about the songs we've already got for the soundtrack. Watch this space for further updates.
This year's book is coming along nicely. I think I'm about halfway finished, though that does depend how long it ends up being, which I never know until it's done, but it's looking good so far.
I wanted to float the idea of a book of short stories and see how y'all felt about it. I have some short stories from way back before I wrote Vampire Dawn, and some more recent ones I wrote for competitions, and a lot more in my head. I've been thinking about writing them all down and sticking them in a book and releasing it when I've got enough. Some are very short, some are quite long, but there's a lot of nice ideas in them and I'd like them to see the light of day at some point. Would you? Drop me a line and let me know.
08 January 2013
Well, the world didn't end so it's up to us all to do something interesting with 2013.
For me that will mean finishing this year's book - hopefully before production gets started on my next film, NOIRLAND.
Please have a look at the pitch and help if you can.
For anyone who's interested, I'm now on Twitter. @PhilipHenry9 I never really understood Twitter - and I still don't, but I'm told it's an essential marketing tool these days so I am going to try to post something every day. Though so little happens to me most of the time, it's going to be a real challenge to make having Pot Noodles for dinner sound interesting.
I can but try. As always, there's lots of exciting stuff in the 'Waiting to hear back' pile. I'll let you know if / when any of it comes to fruition.