Been away from here for a few weeks, doing what I’m supposed to be doing – putting food on the table via scribbling away. (“Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh, Mr Gibbon?” ~ Prince William Henry, Duke Of Gloucester to Edward Gibbon on receiving a copy of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.) So I thought I’d do a quick catch-up on my return.
What have I been doing? Three TV series now in various stages of development – meaning somewhere between outline and script. New novel delivered to the editor, and now wending its way into the trenches of the editing process.
And just to record here for posterity, Pendragon – which came out under my pseudonym James Wilde – has been shortlisted for the annual Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Published Novel. It’s a relatively new award – this is the third year – and it’s an honour to be nominated. Details here.
I have a couple of public appearances lined up for September, one of them at the University of Oxford. More on that tomorrow.