To those that want to know, it would be true to say
that my life right now is occasional short periods of
writing interspersed and interrupted with requests for
interviews. As my UK readers will know, merely
catching a variant of Alzheimer’s has propelled me onto
more prestigious chat show sofas than I have ever seen
in 25 years of quietly writing the Discworld series.
My general health is good. The most recent test by my
specialist indicates, in effect, that I am no worse
now, and possibly slightly better than I was at the
back end of November. I have no idea when Unseen Academicals will be finished, simply because of the
amount of media interest that continues to be
generated by recent developments in the treatment of
AD. Frankly, and with the agreement of my publishers,
I feel that this is something that I should give
In a weeks time we are flying to the States to talk to
a number of specialists in AD research and,
incidentally, go out with the LAPD officers who are
tasked with – and I am not kidding – locating and
bringing home those elderly joggers with memory
difficulties who have jogged five miles and can’t
remember where they live. I thought this was an urban
myth, but apparently it is true. We will, obviously,
be back in time for UK convention, which I would not
miss for root canal surgery.
The bad news is that it looks as if, for various
reasons, Going Postal The Movie will be delayed and
shooting will not begin until the start of next year.
However, the guys from Mob turned up this morning and
filmed my sequence for the Colour of Magic DVD which
will be released in October.