OK K.! To save you a phone call I’m doing another Blog right now.
Don’t know what on earth I’m going to write about as I haven’t even thought about it. In fact, I never do. I never plan writing, and its just the same when I give Talks. Obviously with the latter, I have some idea of the basic subject but I never work from any script. So that still leaves me with not knowing exactly what to say now. The truth is I just don’t really feel like writing this evening; probably because I’ve been doing other things elsewhere.
Well, I could be boring, so how about the weather?! Well, I expect I’m stating the obvious, but the weather has certainly changed for the better now. I certainly felt that cold spell which lasted for well over two months. It didn’t stop me working; just slowed me down a little! But it couldn’t have slowed me down that much come to think about it. The book came out on time and so will the next one.
I’m seeing Gareth on Sunday this week (next week technically I suppose) and a couple of other people are coming over as well. I think I mentioned it, but I now have the 47-minute Talk I gave for a Community Centre on DVD. How I spoke for that long continuously with hardly short of a miracle – but I did! Hopefully you will be seeing a few short extracts from this film soon, but I have to get permission first.
What else? Well I started The Highgate Vampire Society online on Facebook. Its got 28 members already and its only been going about a week Not so sure that was a good idea at the moment as it means yet another commitment that I have to fulfil. If, or rather when, I take a break from the current book, then I also have to deal with that!
People may say a lot of things about me, but never let it be said I lead a quiet life. My friend Kurt Essex also invited me onto his website “Haunted Britain” and I’ve also written a couple of short articles for that Flossie has also said she will be posting me that American book over in which I believe I am mentioned. So looking forward to that (I think I am anyway – I don’t know what the author has said yet!).
Well after this, I’m really going to have a ‘night off’ tonight! No more writing, no more letters . . . no more nothing! Just a couple of glasses of wine will do! Do you know, it really is good not having a television. I’ve got so used to it now. Having said that, I never really was one for ‘getting hypnotized’ by things in the material world. Would you believe, I never buy newspapers either, and don’t even have a radio! Its true I get occupied by writing, but I really wouldn’t say that’s quite the same thing.
Well K., are you happy now!? One Blog completed in almost record time, and I didn’t even have to think about it! I didn’t really mean ‘don’t phone’ only you won’t have to if it concerns me doing a Blog now! ‘Done and dusted’, as my friend Barbara from Yorkshire would say! Incidentally Barbara, how are you getting on with my new book? I hope it didn’t send you to sleep too quickly!
So, everyone. That’s it for now. Will probably write something again on Monday.
For the moment though, David