Friday, July 04, 2008

BBC Writers' Academy - not this year

Got my rejection email for the 2008 BBC Writers' Academy. Can't say it was a great surprise, as I'm just starting to make an impression with the BBC. Still, there's always next year. What I most need to do now is get some commissions, prove myself as a credible candidate. Commiserations to other scribes and bloggers who haven't gotten the news they wanted today, and congratulation to those selected.

5 comments:

Adrian said...

Sorry to hear that. And commiserations to the others who did not get through – look on the bright side though you were in a position to apply for the Academy which puts you ahead of most of us wanabes. Better luck next year when hopefully I too will be able to put my hat into the ring.

Laura Anderson said...

Sorry to hear that David - I know how good you'd be for the scheme - but glad you have a strategy!

Grant said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get in. I got the rejection e-mail today as well. I feel oddly empowered, like someone who tried to run the marathon, didn't win the race, but still finished in the end - and is now fitter.

Janice Okoh said...

It's a shame as I was rooting for you. I agree with you and think raising your writing profile a little bit more is the right way to go.

joelmead said...

I've been tagged with this so it's the law to send this to seven people…
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your Summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.