It was announced in the heat office today, so I can now tell you: I'm going to be the magazine's Reviews Editor for a while. At least three months. Very cool indeed.
The main thrust of my career is still, needless to say, screenwriting. That won't change. But I was especially attracted to this opportunity because it will take me three days per week - and flexible days at that. A handy halfway house between the chaotic wilds of freelancing and the security/constraint of full-time office toil. Also, as I've blogged before, I love heat - the mag, the people, the everything. So hooray!
I start November 12. Between now and then, several other great things will happen...
(1) The Look At Me short will be filmed, between Oct 23 and 26. Good God, it starts a week today. Awesome.
(2) I'll finish the first draft of the ASK feature script by Oct 27. It's been sitting at 81 pages since Saturday. Rather than finish it in dribs and drabs, I've decided to take this week away from it, then go back to it refreshed this weekend and have another big pass over it, then add the ending. Nice. While I'm pleased with my 81 pages in 14 days, incidentally, take a look at Phill Barron's blog for a far more impressive example of speed scriptosity.
(3) I've been invited to San Sebastian's Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, for the fourth year running. It's a wonderful, sensibly-sized event in a gorgeous seaside town, full of really cool little bars and nice restaurants. Very hard to resist. So I think San Sebastian may well act as my holiday for this year, between Oct 27 and Nov 4. Sure, I'll be there in a journalistic capacity, writing about it for Metal Hammer or something, but eight days of watching films while simultaneously drinking beer isn't the hardest work I'll ever do.
Right, then. If you'll excuse me, I'm going to lounge around, feeling knackered but unsure of exactly what to do with myself.
Good day to you.