Luck Of The Devil... The Red Planet Draws Near...

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.

9 comments:

Danny Stack said...

Ooooh, yellow. Or is it desert cream?

Jason Arnopp said...

What do you think, Stackster? Is it simply too much?

Danny Stack said...

I like it, and I thought it was the same colour as your website, until I clicked the link, and MY GOD MAN, MY EYES MY EYES...

Jason Arnopp said...

Yeah, the website is indeed a bonkers hue. I shall adjust it. To a lovely shocking pink.

Far away said...

hmm rather mellow..

very pleasant

Phill Barron said...

Oh, it has gone yellow.

I thought I was going blind.

Dan Turner said...

can I get ham with that mustard sir?

Elinor said...

Don't change a thing Jason, the new colour is very restful.
I agree about criticism, the more enthusiastic people are, the more suspicious I am. Whereas If I send stuff under PO3 rules I want them to give it a right kicking. I just came back from a seminar at Edinburgh where one woman said that she never ever wanted to hear criticism of her writing and that she felt precious about it. I'm ashamed to say I wanted to slap her.

Piers said...

I want to slap her too, if that helps.

Coo, was this post really two years ago? It feels like travelling back in time.