Monday 10 January 2011

New Regime

I try not to be one to go for New Year resolutions. If you want to do something, you should do it. In fact I've only ever kept one New Year resolution - never to make a New Year resolution again. The thing about them is that there is the temptation to either drop them or to wait until the new year to make a change. Sod that. Life is in danger of passing you by if you do that. If I want to do it, I should just do it, regardless of cyclical convention.

And so a new regime is in place now. Getting up early and just getting on with it. No excuses about preferring to write in the evening. No more pub. Less Internet. Whenever there is time, there is time to write.

I've written five pages so far today and feel damn good about it.

I've also got my eye on obtaining a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera. Not got the funds yet, but with what that baby is capable of in terms of HD video, there's very little excuse not to get on with it. I know it's not a RED but it still sounds more than viable.

Sunday 9 January 2011

Here We Go Again.

I was going to post some photos from our holiday to Pisa & Florence last summer but realised that my wife took them and not me. It would have been cheeky, to be honest, as she's a superb photographer and I'll not take credit. Well, I might have taken one or two. Hey, we're into the New Year. I had to blog about something.

So, I'm not wanting to dwell on the last 12 months too much. I achieved very little in comparison to what I wanted to. Must try harder. Overhauling this blog is step one out of many, including getting a proper website up and running. Dreamweaver for Dummies is on my desk right now. Better open the bloody thing.

One thing from the last year that I definitely have to improve is my film watching. The evening job means writing more during the day and my cinema-going has decreased by about 80%. Not. Good. Enough. A few Blu-Rays at Christmas are battling for attention but I have to make more of an effort to see more films in any format.

The new banner above is a still from a short film I made some time ago, Baal and Ben.