A quick progress report, on the off-chance that anybody's interested.
My application for the BBC Writers' Academy was submitted on time. Mine and a few thousand others. Fingers crossed (mine and a few thousand others).
Draft #1 of Episode 111, Series 9 of Doctors was well-received. A couple of pages of notes.
Considering it's totally unlike any other episode of Doctors (ever) and anyone tuning in after the first five minutes might think they've entered a parallel universe, that's pretty good.
I sent in Draft #2 last night.
Interestingly, there are two new regular characters in my episode. One I can't tell you about (all very hush, hush), but the other, Vivien, made her first appearance just the other day and I caught up with it on the Sky Plus box last night after I'd sent Draft #2 off. She isn't anything like I'd imagined! I might have to tweak her a bit in Draft #3. But I won't have the chance to tweak the other newcomer so it's going to be interesting to see how they turn out. My first episode co-starred Joe, and I didn't even know what he looked like when I wrote it.
It's dawned on me that, once this is done and dusted, I'll be back to square one. I currently have no other Doctors ideas in the bank. Something must be done about it. I think a day of sitting somewhere comfortable with a lot of coffee and an open note pad might do the trick.
And then there's writing up all those series ideas, and getting something sorted for the Film Council's 25 Words or Less by mid July. And there's work (ie the real stuff wot pays). And then there's a family trip to Disneyland Paris at half term. And the garden's a right old mess at the moment. And the garage needs to be knocked down and replaced. Hmm. Busy, busy.