Yes, I am still here. Why the silence, the lack of words? Because I've been busily drafting and delivering off a short adult play, and tomorrow is its "Scratch Reading" day at HARROGATE THEATRE. So that will be an interesting if painful event. Will let you know, as they say at auditions!
It's strange. With a book, you know what's going to be there on the page - it's your writing voice, or a version of your voice. With plays, your "voice" is only a starting point for all and any of the actors, and the director, and the theatre cat. (I lied about the last one - I think!) Once I've heard & seen the play in action, I'm due to work on it some more, ready for the full production in early May, 2006. Luckily, I have just read "Adventures in the Screen Trade" by William Goldman, so am well prepared to be lowest of low.
Quick thanks to YORK WRITERS GROUP for welcoming me on Wednesday evening. Hope you ears are still fixed to your heads. Even I didn't know there was that much to say about children's books!