Thursday, November 27, 2008

You know you're too busy when...

...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!

14 comments:

Piers said...

Congrats! It's a nice problem to have...

Jason Arnopp said...

Yes! I would've been surprised if you weren't on board with this script, sir. Congrats!

michellelipton said...

Poor you :)
Well done!

Laura Anderson said...

Yay, congratulations David! It's a great script, good luck for the next round...

Lee said...

Congrats, sir!

potdoll said...

Congratulations Mister!

Paul Campbell said...

I abandon my PC for a day, and look what happens!

Quite a Blogofiesta yesterday, by the look of it.

Congrats, David. Well deserved.

Near by said...

well done!
yes what a flurry on the blogs all of a sudden....

Lucy said...

# FINGERS OF FUN ARE JUST ENOUGH TO GIVE YOURSELF A TREAT # Lol, sounds so rude...

Well done. Of course you learnt it all from moi... ; )

Elinor said...

Fantastic! Congratulations.

martin said...

You know that WAG that complained what a drag it is being all rich and sucessful? That's you that is. ;)

Congratualtions!

Rach said...

Well Done!!!!

John Soanes said...

Well done!
J

John said...

Fantastic news. Well done, Mr Bishop, sir! Daleks and Red Planet.... I see a link....