Agatha Christie meets Armistead Maupin (apparently!)

The temperatures here in Malta are soaring. I’m scared to look at the thermometer because it’s almost too hot to cope. At least it seems to have calmed the MMM down a bit – she behaved impeccably when we met to do the weekly housekeeping in Zebbug. Mind you, she’s off to the Costa Brava next week, so is no doubt revving up to hurl herself at the Spanish men.

I was very pleasantly surprised to see WHAT A PERFORMANCE in Amazon’s ‘Movers & Shakers’ list It’s in at 6th place (up 180% from 812 to 290). Along with a favourable review earlier in the week – ‘A great fast-paced read with a clever plot. Funny, sad, gripping and entertaining. In a nutshell, Agatha Christie meets Armistead Maupin’ –  things are looking good for that little tale of murder & intrigue in the West End…

Meanwhile, I’ve finally sorted out the best (I think) order in which to work on my current projects:

1) BEASTWAGON – which is all but complete to my satisfaction (which it damn well should be since I started it twenty years ago, not to mention selling the film rights a decade later) – needs some tweaking at the beginning. I’ve engineered a new prologue (actually, it’s prologue number 4) and at the moment it’s at no.19 on YOUWRITEON.

2) WALKING ON EGGSHELLS (London Legends 3) – notes accumulating by the day. I’ll really get going on it once I’ve got BW done & dusted.

3) WILDE – Emilia Wilde’s character is taking shape, but there’s still a lot of planning & development to do before I can really get going.

In addition, CHASING YOUR TAIL (tv pilot) is finished. Still no word. Should I send it somewhere else? There’s also THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER (series of 4 radio plays), for which all the research is done and characters developed – in fact, 2 plays are almost completed.

So perhaps this means I haven’t in reality sorted out what I’m doing…

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About drewthomasworld

A British writer - author of WEIRD SEX, WHAT A PERFORMANCE, BEAST WAGON & CURTAINS - I have had previous incarnations as a circus ringmaster, magazine editor, voice-over artist & yacht skipper. I am currently in the process of moving back to rural England from Malta. View all posts by drewthomasworld

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