In 2020 one of my intentions is that I want to continue to be constantly feeding my creativity. To that end, I am going to start blogging again but I want to use it keep myself accountable to my 2020 goals as well as publishing posts of interest to both writers and marketers.
One of my other intentions is that I’m going to turn my creative writing hobby into a serious income stream. To that end…
I’ve reorganised my personal website – this one – to reflect my creative writing as well as my business writing.
I’ve been studying The StoryGrid Method for the last 3 years now and I’ve joined the StoryGrid Guild to surround myself with serious writers.
I’ve started work on my first screenplay “MAN” and submitted the Logline, 300 Word Serial Summary and Episode 1 to the BBC Writersroom Drama Opportunity. I am also going to submit to any production companies that accept unsolicited scripts.
I’ve started identifying the Top 10 Production Companies for Drama in the UK, beyond the BBC itself, that is. I’ve made a list of my favourite dramas of the last few years, found out who the writers are and checked out the production companies. Amazing how the same names start cropping up! Might as well aim for the top, eh?
I have ideas for two more TV serials; a murder mystery and a series of loosely interconnected horror / supernatural stories which I’m also going to work on this year, to get them to the same stage. I might try writing the latter as short stories and submit to a few competitions too.
I did look at the possibility of going back to college to do scriptwriting, part-time at least, but I suspect it will be too slow for me. Three years for a degree at £9500 per year, plus your living expenses…it’s tempting to think about a student loan but I’m not sure I’d be patient enough, even if they would take me at my age.