I've been putting together a proposal for BBC Radio 4, for the Afternoon Play, working with an independent production company. All bids have to be in by 15th May, so it's going to be tight.
I'm hoping to get a first draft sorted. Otherwise it'll be an outline and a few key scenes.
I've been outlining, planning and researching all week. I spent today working on the opening scenes and, though I say it myself, it went pretty well. Of course, I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped, but the quality felt alright. Tomorrow morning it will probably look very different.
Radio's so different to TV or Film. I keep wanting to give visual cues. All that screenwriting training about showing, not telling - well half of it goes out the window when you can't show anything. I feel like I've been given a licence to be loquacious, so I'm having to fight the urge to go on and on and on in the dialogue.