Wednesday, March 30, 2016

My life is a sitcom

One of the great things about being a writer is that you can call spending time on some of your favourite activities "work" or "research." So, if you're a novelist, it's reading novels, if you're a screenwriter, it's watching films, and if you're writing a sitcom, like me, it's watching sitcoms. Oh, life is tough for writers.

I've just written a post for you about all the sitcoms I've been watching. But it was a boring post so I've shelved it. 

Some years ago I saw a documentary about Paul Simon, following his professional life from its beginnings, and ending with what was then the present day. The interviewer asked him what he was working on, and he said he wasn't. He said: "I'm in my life now." That turned out to be a phase, of course.

I'm finding that watching sitcoms and writing my own sitcoms is not conducive to blogging. My head is so bound up with my work and my "research" that there's not much left for discursive musings on life and trivia.

It's a phase, I'm sure. Today Dave is out and I'm working hard on my submission to the BBC Writers Room. They are welcoming comedy submissions until next Monday. Mine is almost ready. Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

Go for it, Sue!
We're rooting for you.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you! It will be months before I hear anything, but when I do, I'll let you all know how I got on.

Unknown said...

Good luck Dear Sue. LRH

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, LRH. xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Excited for you