This year has already had a few ups and downs. Non-progression in Red Planet and BAFTA competitions, but more competitions pending… I have new draft 1 script finished, starting a review process with the fabulous Script Angel, which is a real passion project – possibly my first. I’ve a stonking tv series I’m compiling and … drum roll… a production company read Gower and want to meet me! And, my co-writer’s writer’s agreement with a US production company is going up a gear as funding discussions are had in LA.
For every low – self-esteem worries, competition flunks, days devoid of inspiration – there are highs and the pendulum has finally swung the other way. I’ve never been really phased when a script doesn’t progress, but finally I’m approaching a stage of equality between the highs and lows.
Hayley’s mentoring period has accelerated the process exponentially, I was so lucky to win that and during my work sabbatical, so I’m finally gaining a little traction. It’s a long old road, with many twists and dead-ends, but I can’t actually imagine not writing any more.
Huge thanks to Hayley McKenzie!
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