Rejections this last week from the TAPS showcase, and Kaos films.
But in the other column, I have a meeting planned with a producer who likes my material and is looking for someone to develop a coming-of-age feature screenplay. (He had particularly nice things to say about 'Normal', which was a good confidence booster as it's my submission to the Red Planet competition.)
Also, 'Santa Baby', a short screenplay I'm working on with a director, may have attracted the interest of a producer. Keep everything crossed for me. Ta.
Meanwhile, it is - somehow - September already, and I have passed the point at which I could retire with honour from the challenge to write a period feature in two months. Gulp! So, I'm madly doing lots of web-based research into turn-of-the-last century stuff to find my way into my central character's head.
Additional: For my recent birthday, my wife has brought me screaming into the early 21st Century with the gift of my first iPod. I have resisted downloading for years, hanging onto my CDs like the curmudgeonly oldster I am. But space became a premium sometime last year at around the time my son was born, so I'm giving in and going virtual. Currently listening to the Happy Mondays' new long-player, 'Uncle Disfunktional'. It is exactly as you'd expect it be, only a little bit better.
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