I'm currently studying screenwriting as part of my MA in Creative Writing.
To up the stakes, I've accepted two offers from production companies to write a screenplay for them. (That makes me sound pretty cool, huh? Well, I think so.)
One is a German production company that previously adapted one of my short stories into a short film called Ja Ich Will - which is effing brilliant. And the other is an Australian production company trying to break into the feature-length market.
Meanwhile, I've asked my boss if I can go down to four days a week so I can give over more time to writing. She was, in her own words, "sympathetic but unenthusiastic" - but I think we'll manage to reach an arrangement.
All of this adds up to some great opportunities. The planets are aligning.
This is the kind of shit I will seriously regret if I fuck it up.
I'll keep you posted.