So another year, another rollecoaster ride in life. Many highlights (like graduation and the birth of my darling little nephew, Elias) and many down points (the loss of good old Keith and the subsequent collapse of original development plans for Very Strange Things) but at the end, still have my family and still have my health. That's what counts.
So, looking ahead, what do I have up my sleeve for 2016? Well first, I'll be pushing harder than ever before for Very Strange Things (even recently put up some new goodies on the official blog for it: http://verystrangethingsanimated.blogspot.com/), and have been sending out submissions to just about every eligible animation firm in the UK, which is no easy or short affair! So far, got a few yes, a few nos and a lot of 'dead silence'. Keeping my fingers crossed that that may begin to change, and serious development can once again re-open. I do have one potentially strong lead, but I can't discuss more as of yet.
Next, I'll doing more drafts of The Master Heist, my comedy play. It's been quite a bit of fun, as well as a bit of hair pulling here and there, to write and I am keen to keep on expanding and experimenting with what a One Act play can deliver. With any sliver of luck, should be ready to start submitting to an assortment of festivals in late January. Similar story with my Doctor Who short story, Iron Joe.
Third, and probably biggest, Econ Films are branching out into commercial features and are testing new screenwriters to write a sci-fi/fantasy comedy, something in the vein of Groundhog Day. I'll be throwing in my hat with a few samples (as per their request) and see where that leads. Naturally, this is a big deal: if either or both this and the play work out, this will be a massive boon to my credentials as a writer, and make the process of getting other material, maybe even an agent, substantially easier.
And well, that's all I can say for now. Naturally, be sure to check out my Deviantart page, SavageScribe, for more writing goodness, including my fan series Black Butler: Blood Winter, now on its fourth installment. Who knows where the road will lead, but all the same, best wishes to all my readers for a truly special and happy 2016!