Patchwork Post

I'm back from my holiday in sunny Italy - and it's raining and overcast and generally homely, which is nice. I do like it when the weather puts on a homecoming parade. However, this does mean I've been parted from my beloved laptop and my affair with Space Precinct for a week. This would mean a kick in the nads for my Red Planet Prize screenplay were it not for the fact that I boarded a train today - and therefore knocked out twelve pages. What is it about trains that makes me so productive? I need to build my own railway just to do some work. Projects are ticking over. Steampunk Assassins and Old!Robin Hood are with my director, poolside, and I'm musing over resurrecting a complicated novel with new people, culture and language that's been simmering on the hard drive for a couple of years. We'll call it Overambitious Island. In other news, Ada Lovelace is my heroine, being a queer Christian...
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Writers cannot shut up

Rang my pet editor to invite him to dinner. Spent nearly an hour on the phone talking about Old!Robin Hood, Steampunk Assassins and Military Monster TV Pilot. And I still don't know whether he's coming to dinner. Conclusion: writers are incapable of having "a short chat". However, dithering is a speciality....
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One True Love: TV

As I continue to await feedback on my Steampunk Assassins re-draft and plod onward with my Old!Robin Hood attempt, my pet editor drew my attention to Red Planet's competition. The brief is to write an original sixty minute pilot or play for television. Television is my love. I adore TV. At the moment, I'm crushing on Doctor Who, Glee, Merlin, and Castle. Past loves include The West Wing and Battlestar Galactica. Therefore, there was no way I was going to turn down this competition, no matter how many other projects I have on the go! My first idea was for a British space agency comedy-drama, but I realised that the season plan wouldn't really go anywhere and that hit a dead end. Then, I picked up my trusty Save the Cat book and out fell an old page of notes for a film I was planning in 2008. A film I later decided would be a much better TV series...and therefore abandoned. After a quick...
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A cacophony of projects

I managed to knock out a second draft of the Steampunk Assassins screenplay and my pet editor is on that. However, I then picked up my friends' project and set about a draft of a screenplay that completely changes their plot and characters, but fulfils the central requirement of: Old!Robin Hood. For research purposes, I watched Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which is cheesy awful and yet So Bad It's Good. I also have an important work project due next week, a cross-stitch with a deadline of this weekend, and I just signed up to a new challenge for my little fanfiction hobby. This is a disaster - but quite an enjoyable one!...
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