Thursday, 6 August 2009

Ready when you are, Mr Moffat

Like many writers (I imagine), I have various pleasant daydreams which I indulge in from time to time. One of my favourite is the one where my agent rings to tell me that Steven Moffat's been on the phone. He's seen my latest episode of EastEnders and (inexplicably) thinks I'd be just right for Dr Who.

OK, so it's pure unadulterated fantasy. But a guy can dream.

The only problem with this particular piece of escapism is that the daydream never stops there. It always continues. And, before I know it, Mr Moffat has called me in for a meeting, and I have to pitch him a story outline. And, at this point, my fantasy descends into the stuff of nightmares as I flail around hopelessly, waffling about time-travel paradoxes and generally cocking up the greatest (fantasy) opportunity I've ever (not) been given.

But not any more.

I got stuck in a minor rut yesterday on my spec project. Nothing serious, but it was evident that nothing good was going to emerge onto the page for the rest of the day. So, I decided to put it to one side for an afternoon and work on something completely different.

And I found my Dr Who story.

OK, so the chances of Steven Moffat picking up the phone are just a tad remote. But, you never know. One day, in some strange parallel universe, it might just happen. And when it does, parallel me will be ready.

I've got a Dr Who story to knock his socks off!

6 comments:

Magz said...

Jolly good luck to you too sir!

You never know....

SHEIKSPEAR said...

Seconding the above, Paul.

Russell was aware of the blog-o-sphere, so you never know, the Moff might be an anon browser...

Just in case, Sir Steven, I've got a brill, you've not seen one like this, Dr Who, too...

Lucy V said...

I see a flaw in your parallel plan: if it's parallel you Paul in a parallel universe, you'd already be writing Dr. Who and *praying* for Eastenders to call, right? ; )

Paul Campbell said...

Lucy dearest, there are many parallel planes in this great multiverse of ours.

Tim Clague said...

If it is about a talking robot dog they did it already. Sorry.

Janet Lawler said...

Whatever works, I say. We can find inspiration from different sources or head games. Writing is a difficult task so ways to get us pumped and back at the best are worth daydreaming about...

Good luck!

Janet
http://thescreenwritinglife.blogspot.com/