Wednesday, March 30, 2011

German Edition

The German edition of The Light-Bearer's Daughter was released yesterday. If you would like to order, go to their website at: I'll be posting off my freebie copies to various German friends but also keeping a copy for Finn who is learning German at university. She decided to add another language to her impressive array that includes Irish, Spanish, French, and some Italian.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Good Day to Write

After a wonderful week of spring sunshine which saw me hill-walking in the Wicklow Mountains and out gardening on the side of Bray Head, it was cold and grey and rainy today. Perfect for lighting fires and writing! I am well into Act III of the script for The Celtic Princess (back to the old title). Did I mention I was commissioned to write the first draft of the feature film? It all rests on me. If my script is good enough we move another step closer to the real thing. Got a great boost of encouragement from a friend of mine, script supervisor on The Tudors and the upcoming Camelot. She has offered to read my script! Now that's a friend worth her weight in gold.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patricks Day 2011 Flashmob. Central Station, Sydney, Australia.

The first dance is called "St Patrick's Day" and every Irish dancer, no matter what part of the world they live in, knows this dance. It is the one dance that is never changed or modernised. I still remember it myself after all these years! Beannachtaí Lá Phadraig! It was a soft day, thank God, a good parade and now guests on their way for supper. Hope you had a good one too, wherever you are!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lost and Found

Ok, I found my script in a very unlikely place. That was all very strange and a reminder to me to make hard copy at all times. NEVER TRUST YOUR SOFTWARE. I'm willing to admit I may be doing something wrong but I'll be damned if I could get the tutorial/help/or techie support to explain it to me! Saving documents in Final Draft and making pdfs is a complicated mystery. I've read online that Final Draft 8 is buggy and maybe that's it. Anyhoo, I've learned my lesson: print out hard copy at the end of a day's work!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Final Draft 8 Has Lost My Script!

Arghhhhhhh. I don't know what happened but I have lost a whole day's work on my script for The Celtic Princess. (Decided I prefer that title.) I'm new to this software but I can't understand how it can lose a new title page and a new script. The back-up files don't have the material either even though they are a larger size than the older files. What the ... Anyway, let's see what the techies say. I'm so sick I couldn't work today and I'm utterly wary of this programme. Will go now and cry.