Anyone who has followed my blog for a while, or who knows me via Facebook, knows that I am a massive Dr Who fan. I started with the Seventh Doctor (actually I started before that, but Sylvester McCoy was the first one I really remember and liked.) When they rebooted the series, I was ecstatic. I watched every single episode of the Ninth Doctor, the Tenth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor. I’m not keen on the way that Peter Capaldi portrays the Twelfth Doctor, but I love the stories, so I am willing to stick with the show.
Why am I so happy that the next Doctor will be female?
Quite simply, it means that the girls who watch the show with their parents now, will have someone as a role model that they are watching week after week, rather than once in the cinema until their parents get the dvd / blu ray…
What? Does that shock you? I want to show you something… First you need to go and look at this article:
How many female role models does that girl have? If they’re not big name mainstream (Like Star Wars, Wonderwoman / Latest Ghostbusters) or if the show is older than 5 years (Xena, Buffy, Summer) or if they’re fixed squarely in the 16+ only bracket (Starbuck, Ripley, Sarah Connor) then today’s girls won’t have heard of them unless their parents are fans of the movies and shows.
Book 2 of The Secret of Arking Down, The Dragon’s Pendant is with my loyal group of Beta Readers. It also has a wonderful cover that I will be showing off at the right time!
This will get you various rewards according to the amount you decide to pay, as well as help me towards the cost of publishing the books I have waiting… and I have a fair few waiting!
Well, I have to toddle off now, my youngest daughter is climbing the walls (not quite literally, but close) and I have more work to do… both writing and housework!