I've just been announced as part of the writing team for 0110: Twisted Tales & Glorious, a six-part TV series created and devised by Lara Greenway.
Writing is a solitary occupation, as you know, so it will be wonderful to work as part of a team for a change, without having to forgo creative autonomy: we'll all contribute stories that we have written and created individually, and they'll fit together to make up each of the six one hour episodes.
A friend got hired to work on an ongoing drama series a couple of years ago, and after attending a story conference for the first time he reported that the experience exceeded all his expectations: 'Imagine this: I was sitting round a table with a group of writers,' he said, 'and every single one of them was as clever and talented and funny as me.' I laughed at him then and quoted his words back to him as an example of his lack of humility - and to others as an example of his lack of self-awareness.
But, I don't know... we had our first 0110 planning meeting the other day. And I couldn't help remembering what my friend had said. The only thing I'd add is this: 'every single one of them was as clever and talented and funny and drunk as me.' Marvellous. I'm really looking forward to it.