With thanks to Spacial Katana for the awesome background and John Ferguson for rescuing me from having to wrestle the greenscreen into submission last night! ... This first report from the recently back online 'Slough Orbital information vid-link' hints at the world in which Cdr. Angel Rose lives (although she is still in deep space out of normal comms range) and exhibits some stunningly bad acting on my part :)
The good news is I am a far better writer than I am an actor (I hope!) and am close to finishing my main story-arc proposal for submission to Frontier Developments. I hope to have it sent off to Michael tonight and then I can start working on fixing the links on this website so they actually lead somewhere and adding the pledge credits, right on schedule! This actually surprises me more than it probably does you given how much has happened in my life recently!
I hope that Frontier will get back quite quickly, and with my story being character driven rather than a wider look at the world and politics of the Elite universe I'm hoping there won't be too many roadblocks to starting work on the intricacies of weaving character development and subplots together to create a delightfully tangled web of intrigue (and murder.. we mustn't forget the murder).
In the mean time I have some exciting things going on the next few days... My lovely backers from the southern hemisphere might be interested that I'll be on Trey Ratcliff's Google Hangouts broadcast tonight (that's 3 a.m. my time! Ouch)... sharing some photos and no doubt talking about writing and Elite and all things techie.. Tune in of you can make it and give me another excuse to talk about Mostly Harmless!
And I might go a bit quiet on you for a few days from next weekend as I am off to New York for the Shorty Awards on Monday - for which I am the only Brit journalist shortlisted! I will try and tweet if I hear anyone is broadcasting live - I guess HuffPost might - but you can check on the website too. Wish me luck!
Write on Commanders :)