Had a nice li'l surprise the other day. On June 29, I attended the BECTU Freelancers' Fair. Among the many intriguing stalls was that of Production Base, the insider's network for film, television and commercial production. I entered a competition to win a free year's subscription, and ended up winning. Hooray for me. So I've just signed up: looks like pretty useful stuff.
The Power Of Three process on my Red Planet Prize script is nearing its end now, in the third round. Took a bit of a bashing from one of my PO3 folks this morning, and led them to think I was fine about it. When in fact I'm writing this from their garden shed, where I'm loading up on guns. In all seriousness, though, I do seem to be pretty good with criticism. It's certainly not because I disregard it; not in the slightest. Guess I just see it as a firmly professional thing, as opposed to anything vaguely personal. I'm also realistic about how I'm still absorbing the craft, and how fiercely I want to learn more. One thing's for sure: you don't learn much from people in rose-tinted spectacles. Besides, they're out of fashion.