Friday, 31 August 2007

Perhaps I Should Explain...

About the Bearded Child thing.

Because I have an excuse for a beard (a very poor goatee thing - but it at least hides my potato-like chin) and have been known in the past to behave in a very silly manner, a friend of mine by the name of Robin Bruce very kindly gave me the knickname, and has been fully adopted by those that know me. I think I should say his nickname is Love Stump, but that's another long story...

And apparently I'm the top of Jason Arnopp's Blog-links! The day does indeed get better.

BSSC Comp Update

After reading on other Writers' Blogs about they either going through, or not, to the next round of the Kaos/NFTS BSSC Comp, I thought I'd see if I had.
Clicking onto the link on the BSSC site was like going to find out if I'd passed 'A' levels, or something. It didn't help as my script began with a 'T'.
And it was there..!
'The Right Thing'.
I'm pretty much humbled to find myself down to the last three hundred or so, out of the over two thousand original entries.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

What Do I Do...

... Now that my Red Planet submission has been sent in?

It feels a little odd to not have a deadline to work to, to polish a script, re-draft etc; of course assuming I get through the first round (please, God!) and get asked to supply the full script then no small amount of PO3 polishing will occur.

I'm torn between going back to my four-parter terrorist script or start working on something new. Lucy duly "... ripped the shit" out of the terrorist story for overly long scenes and seemingly even longer monologues. She said that one of them was the longest she had ever seen! I think I knew what she meant, but then she is a strange one.

Like the rest of the six-hundred odd people, I'm waiting for the BSSC to announce the next round qualifiers, but I'm doing my best to try and forget about it. Can't change the outcome, can I? They said end of August, didn't they?

I've just done my daily read through of numerous Writers' Blogs, and am glad to hear that Dominic is getting over the worst of it. I had an attack of 'Influenza des Hombres' (Spanish Man-flu) earlier in the year, and barely made it through. Of course, the other half said that I was putting it on, but women will never understand how bad it can be, can they? Get better soon, Mr Carver.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

The Story So Far...

An as yet unpublished writer of TV screenplays, but... through the first round of the Kaos/NFTS BSSC with my Short 'The Right Thing', and just sent my submission 'He Came Back' through to the Red Planet Competition (after Lucy at Bang2write ripped it apart (in a good way) and Dominic gave me his suggestions), I think it's all the better for it.

My 'day job' is finishing a property renovation in west somerset, which has been doing my head in. Bloody Plumbers! And the writing is a way of escapism and relaxation (when it's going well!)