“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”

One day, I had to quote from Anthony Robbins. Today is that day.

Yes, I’m grateful, there is abundance…and other weird cosmic things.

It seemed as though the minute I accepted the fact that I DO want to be a full-time creative writer, the universe took that on. Good old universe.

Or, to put it another more worldy way – misquoting Wendy Cope from Serious Concerns – a favourite anthology:

Bloody Film Directors
Bloody film directors are like bloody buses
You wait for about a year
And as soon as one approaches your stop
Two or three others appear.
(By the way, none of the aforementioned film directors are in the slightest bit bloody, either literally or metaphorically!)
SO a week or so ago, my script Filth was produced. The director is coming down next week to show me the rushes and discuss future projects.
AND I received a mail out of the blue from a director in NYC asking to option Caught In The Act. He has also asked me to write a script for him from one of his ideas
AND I received another mail out of the blue from a young film maker wanting to make The Other Side of Silence
AND a good film-making friend of mine wants us to create a film for next year’s Raindance Festival.
by Henry J Cowdery




No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

Helen Keller – such an inspiration to me – said that.

Explain to me why it is that when I’m feeling pessimistic nothing good happens. How does the world KNOW and then conspire against me?

Yesterday, I was feeling optimistic and feisty. I sent Of Night And Light (first three chapters and synopsis) off to a literary agent and then got down to the work I had been panicking about for so long – and of course, it was much easier than anticipated once I’d started.

THEN, I received an e-mail from my Putney film director saying she wanted to film my screenplay, The Best Days Of Your Life, Right? – the 13 page version – and was sending it off to a producer to see about getting funding.

THEN, I received an e-mail from another director asking for a screenplay with action sequences. The only one I have of the right length is…The Best Days Of Your Life, Right?…

So…film directors are like buses…

None for ages, then two come along at once.

I’m not complaining.

But back to my original question. How did the world know I was feeling optimistic and open to good things happening in my life?

 Beats me…