Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Hold the front page!

Having taken tentative steps into the world of blogging, I was bold enough to send one or two pieces on spec to the broadsheets. In the event, I sent two different pieces to two separate newspapers. One of them has now contacted me, asking me to expand my piece on the house-fire into an article for their weekend magazine. (My revised version). The new deadline is this coming Monday! They are also going to arrange for their picture editor to take photographs of me with which to illustrate the article. As long as I don’t get writers’ block, completing the article itself should be relatively straightforward. More daunting is the thought of the photographer. I need to cut out the carbs and hit the gym with a vengeance or else find out just how familar the photographer is with photoshop. If the camera always tells the truth I want to make damn sure that it is MY version of the truth!