Happy Easter to everyone celebrating it this weekend. For me personally it’s been a great weekend of unwinding and relaxing in the glorious sunshine we’ve been enjoying. In fact, I’m so keen to get back out into the sunshine again before it inevitably disappears until August, that this is going to be a very short and sweet visit to The Writing Journal. Hashtag sorry not sorry…
Target Number 1: Write a treatment for a drama feature.
Once again this has been the main focus of work this week, and such a focused effort has yielded great results. The first draft of this document is now finished (I’ve written “The End” and everything), and now all that is left to do is to edit and shape it ready to be submitted to my producer over the coming weeks. It’s exciting to have a complete run through of the story now, ready to be pitched and to (hopefully) be able to go on and write the feature proper in the months to come.
Target Number 2: Write a treatment for a horror feature.
As with last week, discussions are still ongoing as to what involvement I will have in this feature project moving forward. The project as a whole has momentum at the moment, largely thanks to its director, which is a very promising and encouraging sign for the long term. If discussions continue to be positive, then I’ll be very excited to get my teeth stuck back into the treatment, especially now that the treatment for the drama feature is so nearly complete.
Target Number 3: Research 5 Welsh production companies for potential collaborations.
I have five, very exciting names on this list now who could offer a significant momentum boost to the project in question. Each of them has a sterling track record, in both film and HETV, and clearly demonstrate a love for Welsh work, both from the story and production perspective. Of course, there are no guarantees that they will be open to the type of collaboration that my producer and I have in mind, but, as the old adage goes, you don’t know until you try, and that bridge can be crossed once this road leading up to it has been laid.
With each project in good health heading into the last few days of April, I’m reasonably confident that this month’s writing targets are within reach and will yield more success than I had in March. A lot can happen in eight days, admittedly, but for now I think I can enjoy the rest of the bank holiday in the sun (a sentence no Brit has ever thought they’d say…).