The James Bond screenplay is on hold this week while I write a radio sitcom. I've set myself a target of four pages a day -- and each page has to have at least four jokes on it.
Luckily the jokes don't have to be any good as it's only for radio, which is rubbish and not a proper medium.
(If you happen to be a radio producer and you're reading this, I'm not serious. Radio is an excellent medium - probably the best of all the mediums - and, if anything, jokes on the radio have to be much better than ones on the telly because there are no good looking people to distract you from them if they're crap. I love the radio. It is ace.)
Writing for radio is quite a bit more difficult than writing for visual media (see, I do really know the plural of medium), because you can't use stage directions such as "THEN THERE IS A FUNNY PICTURE THAT MAKES THE AUDIENCE LAUGH" -- the dialogue has to do all the work. You can't really use long pauses either, in case people think there's something wrong with the signal. All this means that you have to do a lot more work than you do when writing a cartoon. I was a fool to even begin.