Got a good option/development deal for my Tony Doyle winning script and rewrote it according to producer and lead actor’s notes (which they didn’t like but that’s another post).
Made a three minute short film that didn’t cost a penny but turned out really well.
Wrote an ep of Doctors which won’t be shown until Feb 2006 when it’ll go out in the same week as my first ep (that I wrote in 2004).
Made the final shortlist for BBC Writers’ Academy but didn’t get selected.
Reduced my script reading by half.
Tried to agree a deal on an option for one of our (me and Sam’s) animation specs but is yet to be signed.
Made six pitches for existing or new shows. Two rejected. Two favourably received but still awaiting to hear, and two still not heard.
Started a blog in August about scriptwriting and script reading in the UK.
Had two back operations (one in January, the other in October). No more now thank you.
Wrote a new horror feature.
Stopped teaching in Leeds due to move (too far and expensive to travel).
Earned more for my writing than my reading/teaching for the first time since going freelance.
And I plan to write a new animation feature (spec, natch) over Christmas, which brings the year to an end.