Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Please allow me to introduce myself...

Hello everybody peeps! Welcome to my blog.

I'm an aspiring screenwriter, as if the blogosphere needed another one of us! I used to work in retail management (which isn't as exciting as it sounds) until I was made redundant, so I'm a full time layabout... I mean full time writer now, at least until the redundancy runs out!

I'm just starting out, so no credits as yet, tho I did get to the semis of the BSSC last year. I'm working at the Cheltenham Screenwriters Festival next week, so come and say hi if you're going. I'll try to put a piccie up, not promising anything - I've deleted this post twice!! (The machines are not my friends)

I'll post again before then (if I can manage to get back here!) but feel free to say hi in the comments section.


Later.

19 comments:

Dan said...

About f'ing time.

Now get my blog on your listings. I demand to be the first!

martin said...

I will when I work out how to do that!

potdoll said...

Hellooooooooo!

Congratulations on getting through to the semi's last year! They booted me out in the second round... ouch.

Have fun at Cheltenham. What job are you going to be doing? Please have a sniff around for behind the scenes goss!

Jason Arnopp said...

Hello Sir! I look forward to getting you so ludicrously drunk at Cheltenham, that you're utterly unable to do whichever job you're supposed to be doing. Splendid! :)

martin said...

Hello, and thank you guys!

potters - you must be the only person I've met in the last year I didnt mention that to, but thanks. swap u it for, say a trip to LA!

Gonna be a driver at Cheltenham(GULP) so get ready for confessions of a taxi driver!

(interestingly, fact fans, the naff 70's brit sexcom 'Confessions of a Taxi Driver' was released in UK cinemas the same year as Paul Schrader's Taxi Driver, and utterly trounced it at the box office!)

Sir Jason - look forward to seeing you at Cheltenham. Like I said, driver, so I'm sure a being drunk won't affect my duties...

(should point out I'm joking about the drinking, your honor - I never have more than one shandy when I'm driving, so looks like I'm going to have be sober the whole time!)

Oli said...

Welcome to the scribosphere, no-longer-blogless-martin.

Sheikspear said...

Hi Martin! Good luck with Cheltenham and the blog...talking of which, now you've got one, should I be Blogless Sheikspear now?

Lucy said...

Clearly Sheikspear that is a YES.

And you will always be blogless Martin to me.

Stuart Perry said...

Great to see you finally joining the ranks of the blogged up, Martin. Looking forward to seeing you at Cheltenham!

Far away said...

How dare you pinch words from MY blog title - you cheapskate

martin said...

Why thank you Oli and Blogless Shiekspear, I'll pop over to your blogs later!

Hi lucy, thanks and I'll post my entry to Lucypalooza shortly. busy polishing away!!

stuart - I spoke to my boss, and he's doing the schedule tonight so he said he'll try to have me free for that thing

and Mr far away - pistols at dawn it is, Sir!!

Anne of Cleves said...

Hello Martin -

Welcome to the blogging community. "Blogging", such an odd word. Sounds like something you could get arrested for if done in public.

I know this must be a stupid question, so I apologize in advance, but what is BSSC?

Even though you're starting out, know that you are a writer already and your many credits will soon follow.

Congratulations!

AofC

martin said...

Thank you for the wise words your maj, it's not a stupid question, especially if you're in New York!

It's the British Short Screenplay Competition - the semis were the last 90 odd out of about 200, so I was quiet chuffed. it's just closed for entries today for this year, so fingers crossed.

potdoll said...

Mrs Martin,

the other Far Away is FEMALE.


WARNING TO ALL FOLK GOING TO CHELTENHAM.

Do not get into Martin's vehicle. He can't tell the difference between boy bits and girl bits!

Far away said...

I'm not the OTHER Far Away

I'm THE Far Away.

This one is an impostor!

martin said...

far away, I've always felt so too!!

But consider the offer of a duel revoked with my humblest apologies, madam, unless perchance you wish for a gentleman champion yr honour?

And potters I can tell the difference, I can, honest! Although not, obviously over the web

dont think I'm going to be driving the guests around anyway, so unless Stephen Frears is reading...

Sheikspear said...

Hi again,Martin! Like your movie pitch, (I must think of one...) What was semi finals success in the BSSC about? (I've got a draft of a short, fun, horror ready for the next one...)

P.S. Just a quick thank you to the dozen or so peeps who looked me up...I've now added a wee bit of tantalising profile...

Anne of Cleves said...

I'll cross my fingers for you to win the BSSC.
And my royal toesies, too.

Good luck!

AofC

Sal said...

welcome to blogland. Hope you're having fun in Cheltenham