Weirdly I'd been hoping that the week would end on a high point ... and it did.
Not as high as it could go, I haven't got a commission to write for Dr Who. I haven't got a commission to write for anything at all. But I have got as close to getting a commission for a major TV series that you can get without actually getting one. (Not including shadowing schemes.)
Seriously. I have been turned down as a writer for a major TV series - because they are full up for this series. The person concerned is still very interested in seeing anything else that I write on spec and said "I'll certainly keep him in mind for future projects though, and if things go well we may need more writers for *** next time."
(There will be some who may suggest "he was being nice" well, people in his position don't say things like that unless they mean them, because the last thing they want is to be pestered by people they didn't turn away firmly enough.)
OMG. Things had been quiet so long my self-confidence was eroding around the edges.
There is hope, guys, just keep at it. Persistence is the key.
What's on the turntable? Nothing, but "Crocodile Dundee" is on the TV. Interesting film, it's one of those where the protagonist does not have a character arc (like "The Fugitive") but stays firm, while the world changes around them.