...you get good news and it makes you go 'Argh!'. In my case, it was a congratulatory email yesterday, saying the first ten pages of my script Families At War had made it to the second round of the Red Planet Prize. Normally I'd be dancing round the room, celebrating. But now I need to devote this weekend to polishing the rest of the script when I'd planned to be writing two other, just as urgent projects. As a consequence, all I could think was 'Argh!'.
Doesn't help the household's down with flu, I'm knackered from my round trip to London and a bunch of other stuff. But let's get a sense of perspective. Thousands of people are losing their jobs round the country every day, and terrorism is doing bad things in India right now. On the scale of human tragedy, having too many exciting opportunities happen at once is merely unfortunate. Time to suck it up and get some writing done. Onwards, fingers of fun - onwards!