Plus I learned "TV is developing something about the first women’s police officers". Of course they are! Sods law, but I'm not surprised - in fact, it's puzzling that it's not been done before really.
I've been a bit naughty as it goes - I submitted an early draft of Red Star to the Beeb writersroom last year, which wasn't picked up. Two major re-writes, two critiques from the lovely James Burbridge at Raindance and the story has very little in common with that script. Live and learn, right? I'll never submit anything without a thorough review process - and, when that review is complete, review again. Proper thorough!
Anyway, there's a warning on their submissions site - no re-submissions! Oops. I justify my cheekiness with the differences between the stories. Aside from the characters, there is very little in common. I've even renamed it! Gower Chronicles - Operation Red Star. There, let's hope that fools them.
There are a couple of other agencies I'm waiting to hear on, which suggests they too aren't interested! Haha. Just as well I'm rhino-skinned. In my IT job, I do 'pre-sales' meetings with a 80% conversion rate. OK, my conversion rate is way lower with writing (non-existent at the mo, but let's not dwell). Anyway, it feels like the same process. Here's what I'm selling - do you want it, and do you want me to deliver it? No worries i