Well the initial results for the 2019 BBC Writersroom Comedy Room window are out and, sadly, my submission didn't meet the grade this year. It was always a long shot, there were over 2700 entries, but it was kind of nice to be able to say, for three months, that I had a script in with the BBC. During that time, I christened my submission as "Schrodinger's Script", as it was neither rejected, nor accepted. In those few months I visited the BBC e-submission system at least once a week and remained ever hopeful at the status of "In progress". I first became aware of the results being published at 3pm yesterday, as one of my fellow co-writers on "The News Dump" had received their 'thanks but no thanks'. One by one, other contributors received similar news and we shared commiserations. My InBox remained empty and the longer that went on, I dared to believe "Schrodinger's Script" would be observed as alive (at least into the second stage of the competition). I started to read "Schrodinger's Script" and I really enjoyed reading it again and with every passing minute I even dared to believe it would make it. At 7:26pm I received the e-mail, "Schrodinger's Script" was dead. Observation had confirmed its status.
It will be re-worked, revised, re-invented and submitted elsewhere and will rise like a Phoenix once more. Is there such a thing as "Schrodinger's Phoenix"?
It's an almost delicious state to be in - butterflies at every email "ping" and then that tiny bit of hope reading the email until you get to the "thanks, but no thanks" bit. I got through the first sift once, but almost didn't realise because the email was worded very much
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Trevor Rudge is getting 'back on the wheel' and starting to write again. Occasionally he will post his thoughts here.