A rather dreary Tuesday, with nothing too much to say really. Although a couple of people did turn up this afternoon with a view to me doing (or rather discussing doing) a second part to my “Twisted City Tales” programme which was first shown on the Discovery channel a few years ago.
This was about ‘ghosts’, ‘vampires’ and ley lines for any who may not have seen it, or might not remember. They said the programme had proved immensely popular, and had been repeated several times across Europe, and is still being. Well, I was slightly (inwardly) ‘angry’! Here am I who only got paid once for the transmission, and here it is being repeatedly endlessly with me not being paid further for it! Should have known really when I signed the contract. Meaning I should have checked the small print for further world-wide repeats which I did not check. I made it plain, that
IF I agreed to do a follow up, I would have to be paid a percentage of any following ‘repeats’. They said ‘no problem’; but there is, for I have somehow never trusted that word! Anyway, just have to wait to see what happens next. But I just don’t see why I should just do something on a one off basis, being paid just once, when other people (well countries} are making thousands upon thousands of additional pounds out of it. I have never really been interested in money, but other people (one person in particular) have told me I would be mad to do it without a properly sealed contract.
Anyway, that aside, its really been a pretty quiet day. Went back to working on the new autobiography this evening, and that is nearly finished. Page count so far is 230, but you can add another 100n to that at least allowing for the photographs, Introduction and Forward that still have to be written. Then its ‘all go’ and just on to finishing the other one. Now that (the latter) really should prove interesting.
Talk about “Guy Fawkes Night”, that will really deserve its own date on the Calandar! But apart from that, no real news. Another ‘Highgate event’ in a couple of weeks regarding ‘local history’, but then (hopefully!) things will be quietish in the period approaching Christmas.
Well, I hope. But you never can tell!
For the moment, David