Regular readers will know that I am rather pleased with myself for being part of the BBC Writers' Academy 2007.
And I think the Academy is rather a good thing.
But is it just good because it's good for me? What if you are trying to get into TV writing and you're not one of the eight chosen each year? What if you're an established writer who feels hounded out by these uppity new Academy writers who have John Yorke's personal stamp of approval?
There's a new blog in town. It's anonymous. And I don't hold that against them. The TV screenwriters behind it clearly feel that the Academy (and a whole lot more of what goes on in BBC Drama) is pushing out the old "comfortable" writers in favour of the new (like me) without thinking through the consequences. And for no reason other than some twisted, desperately wrong-headed, misapplication of what John and others are trying to achieve.
Is this true? Is this the way it's working out there in the real world?
Or are the authors of the new blog just old, crusty, bad writers who have finally been given the heave ho and are a bit peeved as a result?
I really don't know.
Have a read of what they're saying over on "Inside Story". In particular, take a glance at the Blog post called Swimming Lessons and the comments (mainly mine) which follow.