Red Right Hand: WRITERS DANGLING OFF THE EDGE OF THE VERGE
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

WRITERS DANGLING OFF THE EDGE OF THE VERGE

And now I will speak of this...



This year I made it out of the pile for the NBC Writers on the Verge program. I had sent in my Mad Men spec. It was a kinda random choice. That spec is getting a little old and I'd been concentrating so much on other things that my spec pile as a whole was/is getting a little dusty. Of ABC/D, WB and NBC, I wound up sending each place a different spec. And WotV got this one.

There was the phone call on a rather lazy Monday. Jolted from bed, I was, in point of fact. Certainly one of my more preferred ways to begin a week.

Then, there was the interviewing. I hate the interviewing. Whenever these things don't pan out, I tend to blame the interviewing (whether accurate or not, and I'll never really know). Surely enough, twenty seconds after the point of too late is when I realize there were two or three things I should have/wanted to get in there and failed to do so.

There was the waiting. There was the trying not to think about it. There was the inevitable thinking about it. I didn't even want to tell anyone, because that led to the thinking about it.

Then, today, there was the not-getting-it.

Now I need to figure out what I'm going to submit next year. Then write it.

So instead of accepting congratulations and curses, I open the comments to condolences...and curses. There are pretty much always curses.
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