Week Five of New Who- and while it wasn’t anywhere as good as last weeks, it wasn’t bad. Just a pity they had to cast the less-than-convincing Roger Lloyd Pack as the villain, and also that they’ve essentially nicked the origin of the Daleks and given it to the Cybermen. Whatever the flaws, however, Tennant is seriously growing into the role, and is hugely watchable even when the story is going through shonky patches.
Another week begins- today is going to be a sorting out, processing, charging up day with a little writing involved– and then tomorrow, things really knock back into gear. My friend Claire came over yesterday, and despite the fact that I essentially talked at her for almost 3 1/2 hours about the book, she still claimed she had a good time! It was really useful, and it’s meant that I’ve got some firm ideas about how to deal with the pacing issues in the first six chapters. Writing the thing is still a bit of a struggle at the moment, but I’m going to clamber my way over this mountain even if it kills me. Which it might.