...but it's been a good week.
Thursday and Friday saw me down in Wimbledon at the TalkbackThames studio for the first two days of the TAPS course on writing for hour-long TV drama. Truth to tell, they'd have been better off describing it as "How to write for The Bill".
They asked us not to Blog about it. Odd request, but it will be honoured. However, I'm sure they won't mind if I say that it was one of the best courses I've been on. They genuinely pulled out all the stops and I can't wait to get back there for the second two days later in February.
And, half of us on the course had been invited to the BBC party on Thursday night, which turned out to be a lot of fun. I didn't meet anybody famous, or pitch my ideas to any senior BBC bods, but then I didn't drunkenly bore any of them either. I finally managed to put faces to the names of two of my script editors from Doctors and met the man who is taking over in that capacity very shortly*. And I caught up with a bunch of writer friends who I haven't seen for a while. Great fun.
* Yes, I have yet another script editor at Doctors. He'll be my sixth, and I've only had one episode produced (well, fifth actually, but I had one of them twice). I'm beginning to feel that it must be me. But, given that some of my past contacts have gone on to greater things, I like to think that it is contact with me that gives them all a leg up in their careers - just so long as they remember me once they've reached those heights!