After almost 5 months, I've finally got some feedback from BBC about my Evening Play Submission. As expected, the feedback was brief, though it was encouraging and they pointed out the "emotional potential" of the piece, which I wasn't convinced I had captured in the pitch. So, I now have my first official rejection slip of the year - hurrah! I'll certainly come back to that idea, though not for a while as there are several other things I want to get on with first. I feel as though I've been working on the Coming Up submission forever and a day, so I'm hoping to put the finishing touches to that over the weekend and be able to put that one to bed too. Next up, the Kaos short film competition.
Red Road The Devil Wears Prada Little Miss Sunshine Away From Her The Departed Stranger than Fiction Mean Creek Switchblade Romance Somersault Keane The Wind That Shakes The Barley United 93 Breakfast On Pluto
So far this year I've read
Stuart: A Life Backwards, Alexander Masters Tilt (play), Ailis Ni Riain Comfort Woman, Nora Okja Keller The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan Stasiland, Anna Funder Starter for Ten, David Nicolls Night, Elie Weisel Silver Bay, Jojo Moyes Noise, Hari Kunzru In Cold Blood, Truman Capote Notes on a Scandal, Zoe Heller The Vanishing Hitchhiker, Ian Harold Brunvand The Courage to Create, Rollo May Bad Behaviour, Mary Gaitskill If You Want To Write, Brenda Ueland