Yesterday, had 3 kids for tea, singing vaguely recognisable Christmas carols, with alternate wording, whilst drawing vampire-cyclops-bats.
Had the local turning on of the Christmas lights last week - complete with local schools and lanterns - and my daughter is nagging me to put up decorations.
The only thing is to give in, and enjoy the moment... hours ... weeks - whatever. That also justifies opening some port, in my opinion, a truly seasonal drink.
That should help me tackle Red Star too. Got back the review from Raindance and it isn't pretty. A HELL of a lot needed changing as I have to agree with all the comments. Minus writing groups or impartial friends who work with scripts for a living (!), getting a critique is crucial - to me anyway. The PROBLEM is again I've left it too late! I submitted the script to the Channel 4 program before the review, and I've gotta say it's highly unlikely to impress in that version! Hey-ho, there's always next year and I'm nearly done with the re-writes.
I've also sent Sequestration Manor for a review, trying a new source - Phillip Shelley at The Script Consultant. Will he be as surgical?