Candice: I’ve been struggling to think of something to write for this blog. I haven’t read anything new – apart from Grazia magazine and the ScrewFix catalogue (an occasionally the Mothercare catalogue but that is too scary), so I can’t blog about that. I’ve not read anything writing related in the news I can comment on. I’ve been to see Doctor Who at the cinema, but that was over a week ago and I don’t want you to be put off by too much Doctor Whoing in this blog.
However, I woke up on sunday morning and read something shocking on Facebook (the source of all information these days). The star of a film franchise I enjoyed, had been killed in a car crash. I’m sure you all know who I mean – Paul Walker from the Fast and Furious series.
For those of you out there who are big fans, don’t rip my head off, but he wasnt the worlds greatest actor, and these weren’t Oscar winning films. But, and I say this about the last one in particular, they were good fun! I really enjoyed Six as it had its tongue firmly in its cheek and had a story, some puns and some fun (though not enough topless men in my book). So I was surprised to read that he had died in a car crash, somewhat ironic considering how he had made his money.
This isn’t an obituary, I didn’t really know anything about the guy apart from the fact he was a reason to go to see a film as eye candy, and I usually enjoyed films he was in. Reading Wikipedia he had his hand in other things including a charity. Good on him. In fact it makes me laugh the people who posted comments after he died that made it sound like there were best mates but could only know him as I did.
However, the guy was only 40. 1 year younger than me. And now he’s not around any more. Phil and I know we have both been crap recently with writing. He’s got a fancy new job and I have been drowning in house and baby stuff. But its times like this that you think, I might not be around tomorrow. So come Jan 2nd when I have a potential three weeks of free time I’m on a mission. In between painting sessions I’ll be pushing my writing mate to get those submissions out to Agents and seriously looking at self publish. Else it will be this time next year and we still wont have done it!
And that’s a promise. And I might just consider slowing down in my car too…