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Cinema CurtainsI’ve been doing some thinking about the blog. I know. Dangerous stuff. The relevant authorities have been alerted.

It’s a space I’d like to do more with, beyond its original remit as a blog to talk about my writing, which, let’s face it, I don’t tend to do much (talking about my writing, I mean. Not the actual writing, which I am doing. You get the drift.) In terms of the writing, I’ll certainly post that sort of stuff as much as humanly possible. Particularly in reference to things I’ve had accepted for publication and the documentation of their journey thereof. But it’s the film reviews I’ve probably enjoyed writing the most over the last few months, and I’d like to do a lot more of that. I do, of course, need to watch some actual films in order to carry that out and I’ve not seen many recently. Partly due to holiday time and being outside instead of planked in front of the TV or in the ripe-smelling dark of the cinema.

The plan is to come over all nostalgic and review some old films. In particular I’d like to choose a list of favourite films from throughout the years and write a little something about each of them. Decisions need to be made about whether that’s a top 10 or 20 or whatever. And I’ll continue with reviews of current-ish films. Next up is ‘End of Watch’ which I viewed last night (surprising film, and not the sort of genre I’d typically choose to watch). I’ve been intending to write a review of the new Star Trek film, but time ran away with me and I thought I might have the opportunity to see it again to cement my opinion of it. That didn’t happen and now it’s been almost 5 weeks since I saw it. Next week I plan to see ‘Man of Steel’ – purely because the trailer looks epic, otherwise I tend to find Superman a bit of a dull character.

At some point I’ve also been intending to list and write about some of my favourite stories from the pages of Black Static magazine – as a sort of way of reminding myself how privileged I feel having had two of my own stories published in there. That involves a little more time and effort scanning back through all my issues, but I’m looking forward to it and think it would be quite a worthwhile and enjoyable thing to do.

The writing has picked up pace for me once again, and I think that’s why I have this sudden energy and desire to carry out these activities. I hope this fire continues to burn for as long as possible.