This weekend (19th/20th November) I’ll be attending the ‘360 Narratives’ two-day event in Stirling, a session designed to bring together writers from different disciplines to forge partnerships and collaborations. There will be children’s authors, novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, graphic novelists and games developers.
And me. I’m going to have to come out of my non-fiction shell and reveal that I’ve been working on two spec screenplays. The first draft of one is complete, while the second is stalled somewhere in the middle of Act Two. So far I’ve been keeping this new area a secret, largely because – well, actually my motives are a tad obscure on this point. Self-confidence issues? Fear of rejection? Lack of an agent? A mild dislike of the script formatting software? I’m not really sure. But such uncertainty, such self-questioning, is undoubtedly part of the writer’s journey. Oooh, deep.
What are the scripts about? Well, given the subject of my books, you’re not expecting a romantic comedy, are you?