Return To Start

I should be doing an interview on Talksport radio later this evening.  Then tomorrow I start at around 8am do a load of regional radio programmes from a studio in London, then get interviewed by the Guardian and The Weekly News and finally have a drink and give some quotes to an Ambulance magazine.  Then on Tuesday I do a phone in with a Spanish radio station ad something else that I can’t remember but is written down on my Mac – which is in my bedroom and I’m quite comfortable sitting here.

All a bit busy, all a bit fun and I’m glad that Rachael from the PR firm has it all organised for me.

I mention this in one big burst because of something I’ve been thinking about from before my holiday – that this ‘ambulance blog’ has been a bit short on ambulance posts for quite a while.  I feel the need to get back to basics as it were.  The problem that I have is that if I’m not working (for example taking two weeks leave for a holiday in the sun and a book launch) then I’m not getting much material and the reserves of material that I’ve built up are close to running dry.

Luckily I’m back to work on Wednesday or Thursday (Mac in other room again) so there should be plenty of material.  If people discover this blog from the book/radio/TV they’d be a bit disappointed at the moment.  So I’m going to make an effort to post every day, I feel that, for someone who is supposedly a writer, I haven’t actually been *writing* enough.

Time for that to change.

UPDATE: I've just come from the Talksport studio having recorded my bit for between 02:00 and 06:00 tonight/tomorrow morning. It was good fun, the host was a superb interviewer and I think it's my best interview yet. If you are in the UK this wiki page tells you how to listen to it.

6 thoughts on “Return To Start”

  1. The mere fact you have written a book and have so many upcoming interviews is testament to the success of your blog and also yourself as a writer.Take a bit of advice from a seasoned writer. Leave your audience wanting more. If you blog every day we will soon come to expect it and you run the risk of over exposure. Less is more. Quality writing every few days is better then an average script delivered every day. Of course none of you writings could be described as average. But like all of us, some days will give you a wealth of material and you can go for many days with nothing. I suggest you carry on as you have been. It's certainly a winning formula.In the computer world the phase is If it aint broke, dont fix it

  2. Tom, you're doing fine. Great, in fact. Don't sweat it. We the manyheaded out here can broaden our bandwidth. I don't read your blog for gripping ambulance “stories,” in any case. It's more of an exploring new worlds thing … and Da Book is different, but your adventures there are interesting too. (Could it be that you just write well? ??)

  3. That's the point – to return to what I do (write about ambulance stuff in the main) without all the blithering on about other stuff. I'm considering running an additional blog with 'bilthery' stuff on it, linked to from this site but a little separate.

  4. Tom, nice interview on talkSPORT – it was good of them to put it on straight after 2 a.m. so I could still be awake! Bloody Amazon still haven't dispatched my copy of the book though 🙁

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