Friday, January 18, 2008

This isn't true

But it's close enough that it makes me happy.

A few months ago I read a draft script of an ITV1 drama that's coming up at the end of February or start of March. (Can't say what it is, sorry.) Foolishly, the writer asked me what I thought.

Well, he's not dumb, he knew it was top class, but he did ask... and my plotting brain engaged before my politeness did. I asked some questions, I made a fairly substantial suggestion. And a couple of weeks later, he sent me the next draft. Yep, the suggestion was in. What's more, I've just tonight seen a preview DVD of the final, finished show and I was right, the suggestion was important to the piece, the piece is even better with it.

Now, this is a trivial thing. One suggestion atop a really fine piece of writing, and if he hadn't seen the suggestion from me, I'll bet good money he'd have seen it himself. So I'm not claiming brilliance, I'm not claiming anything really, but most new scripts I read don't seem to get made so it's easy to comment on them. Now ITV1's spent untold vast sums filming this one, and I feel I was right.

And right now, for just this minute, I feel like I know what I'm talking about. Despite all evidence to the contrary.


1 comment:

Lozzie Cap said...

I hope that you are able to use this new boost to your self-confidence in a creative and successful way William.