Thursday, December 31, 2009

On Year-End Retrospectives and Lack of Motivation

So, it's that time of year again. Time to look back, and, well..

I'm dubbing 2009 The Year of Stressful Externalities.

I bought my first home. Exciting, but stressful as hell.

I spent most of the summer and autumn arguing with the landlord of the place we'd been renting. Also stressful as hell, and not even one tiny bit exciting.

I bought four camper vans. I'll post about this in detail later as I think I finally have enough perspective to see the whole saga as funny rather than tragic. Excitement: yes. Stress: yes x4.

I spent a lot of time worrying about money. Excitement: no. Stress: yes.

There's reason to think all of these external factors will sort themselves out in 2010. Indeed, some of them already have. But in 2009, their combined force produced a big fat writing fail.

It wasn't all fail. I submitted sketches to open-door radio shows and got something into one of them, which was extremely gratifying. But in terms of progressing my spec scripts, networking, and even updating this blog, I can only borrow a phrase from gaming: epic fail.

2010 will be better. Or I'll kick its teeth out.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Newsjack Series 2

fromTilusha Ghelani
dateMon, Dec 21, 2009 at 12:34 PM
subjectComedy Writing Opportunity


I am emailing you because you submitted comedy material to Recorded for Training Purposes. There is a show beginning in the first week of 2010 which takes submissions from Non-Commissioned writers.

Newsjack is a topical comedy sketch show on BBC Radio 7. If you are interested in submitting material to the show, please follow the writer's guide here:

Please pass on the details to anyone you know who might be interested in submitting material. Forgive me if you have already received this.

Best wishes and merry Christmas,

Tilusha Ghelani
Producer, BBC Radio Comedy