Happy New Year. Can I stop saying that yet? I’d like to stop saying it. Not in a negative sense, it’s not as if I don’t want to send out positive vibes, but I’d just like to avoid January clichés. And yet I know in about a week’s time I’ll be writing an email, struggling for a pleasant throwaway opening and I’ll think about typing something like that. Writing this will cement my resolve not to do so.
It’s a strange time in the world of television. Unless you’re in production everything goes quiet from mid-December through to about mid-January. Decisions unmade before Christmas will linger well into the new year and it can feel like being in limbo, purgatory or on hold to your internet service provider which has taken your direct debit payment, but still can’t seem to get you logged on for a week.
I’m trying to stimulate the start of the year by reading, writing, watching stuff and catching up with people in a bid to forge a great myth in my own head… that 2015 will be the best year ever. The fact that I’m typing this in bed in no way negates the fact. Absolutely not.
So good luck if you’re picking up on unfinished projects from 2014 or creating new ones. I am confident 2015 will be your best year ever.
Oh and just a quick mention for Arts Emergency, a charity I support which is doing a great job campaigning for the arts and giving young people from less privileged backgrounds access and information about the arts and media. Have a look at what they do. It’s good.
Can I still say that I hope you had a great Christmas?
Best wishes to you all.