For the sake of my art, I am selling my motorbike, Derek. Eking out my savings to complete 3 scripts in 6 months with Hayley McKenzie’s help so
as little work-work as possible!
Bit of encouragement needed on this sad day, so I had a browse of
competition progress this year. From the Academy Nicholl Fellowship competition: “…7,251 entries…Regrettably… not …selected as a Quarterfinalist…(but) your script scored well, placing among the top 15% of all
entries.” That's nice, isn't it?
Also, the Beeb writersroom rejected me very nicely! Having progressed to a read and review, their critique was positive, and “ only 5% of all scripts received” got a full read, so that’s encouraging too. I’ve reached the ¼ finals in the Screenwriting Goldmine comp (tho I’m re-working this script with Hayley so that’s not going any further in its present state) AND got my wins from my London Screenwriting Festival submissions.
Poor Derek sold for the greater good but he was getting on a bit. And my reward when I sell a script will be a younger model – wey-hay!
for samples of my work