Movement

Well, things have edged forward and progress has been made. The second assignment for the OU, a film adaptation of a previous piece of my prose, ended up getting a very high mark, so clearly I’m thrilled! The third assignment, the critique, has been submitted, but I doubt the grade will be anywhere as high.

I’ve also had some good feedback on Secret Comic Pitch B, so I need to see if I can make my pitch work in 6-8 pages ; if not it needs to be scrapped and some new idea is required.

Beyond that, I need to finally decide what my final submission to the OU will be, as the outline is due in just over two weeks.

Busy,  busy.

Update: January 2011

Who would have expected that the project with the most progress so far this year would be Broken Gears? Secret comic script submission A has had no feedback at all. Secret comic pitch B has had no feedback either.

That leaves the OU. The next assignment, due in a week, is a critique of another student’s work. I’m finding this incredibly dull. I can see the purpose of the exercise, but it’s still dull.

Beyond that I have a 2500 word short story, which may end up being a radio drama. And then there’s the prep for the final piece of examined work which currently looks like it may by the first 4000 of a novel.

The goal for this year is to get something published. The specific goal, if possible, is to submit something, anything to a short story periodical. This month. As in, during the next week, realistically.

Current Writing Projects

It’s a new year and time to chronicle the various writing projects I’m working on right now.

First up is Broken Gears, a comic set in the gaslit dystopia of London. The script isn’t finished, but there’s a hell of a lot more script than there is art, and until there is there will be no comic. The next target, I can’t really use the term deadline any more, is MCM Expo in May.

I submitted a script to Lem of Bunny Comics. No response yet.

My next main project is module A363 – Advanced Creative Writing with the Open University. My current assignment, due in under a week, is to adapt a previously written piece of prose into a dramatic script.

Plenty of projects to keep me out of mischief and attain my goal of being published in some form this year, whether it be a small-press comic, an article in a magazine or a short story in an anthology. 2011 will be the year I move away from the theory and get myself out there.