About a month ago, you may remember that Hilary Wright guest blogged about 'Time Travelling Writers' (an event with Ashley Pharoah, Steven Moffat and Marks & Gran to discuss time travelling on TV), and that Hilary promised us a blog of her very own. Those of you with a sharp eye for detail (or perhaps a bit anally retentive) will have noticed that Hilary LIED! There was no blog. I could provide no link. The blogosphere was bereft. But lo, is that a blogger I see before me? Why yes, it's none other than Hilary Wright's blog, in full daylight, for all to see and enjoy. Balance to the universe is restored.
Hilary was a finalist of last year's Red Planet Prize with an amusing and engaging story about the invention of the very first vibrator. The logline went something like this: "London, 1888. A repressed gynaecologist overloaded with hysterical patients, invents the world’s first electromechanical vibrator." So, the premise was certainly catchy and Hilary followed it up with a clear and sharp style, making the script an easy and enjoyable read, hence her getting through to the shortlist. I'm currently in the middle of this year's batch of Red Planet submissions, and have writing stuff of my own to get on with, so it's all fairly bleary-eyed and busy at the moment, which is just the way I like it. Also, I have a shiny new iMac to help me with my workload. It's so sleek and efficient, I feel uber-professional and indestructible. Goodbye PC and your stupid annoying fan-whirring, and your slow and frozen responses! Behold the dawn of a new desktop:
My life is now complete.