With numerous paid articles in international magazines and five published novels to my credit, I thought I'd have a crack at writing screenplays. My first attempt at writing a new television series has had some success. Firstly, I was informed that the submission of the pilot episode of Sharpe Practice made it to the top 15% out of over 9,000 entries in the Austin Film Festival; then, more recently I was one of the finalists in the Television Drama category of the Hollywood Screenplay Contest. It is most encouraging and spurring me on to complete the eight episode series. I'm currently at Episode 4.
It is, of course, a huge leap from that kind of success to finding a producer willing to take it on but it's a step in the right direction. And, it's a hoot working on something I'm passionate about.