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Showrunners and Head Writers lead the creation of TV shows, seasons and series and manage the writers and research, whilst liaising with directors and producers- they are at the epicentre of screen productions...
To be honest, the more I read about leading collaborations as a writer, the more it looks like being a really good Mum: organising the home, homework, work, out-of-school activities, whilst providing equal attention to each person's needs, diplomatically dispersing arguments and difficulties, problem-solving, event-producing, and cooking really good nourishing meals. I used to refer to myself as a 'professional Mum', because I put so much effort into doing all these things concurrently, respecting the individual needs of each person in order to create as harmonious whole as possible within the limitations of differing personalities.
To be a top Mum, you have to squash your own ego and work towards the good of all, not the desires of one. (Long live the musketeers: "All for one and one for all!")
Still under the paw!
To be honest, it's no surprise that I have only started this course once my Mum duties have reverted to holidays only... because I need my mind for me, not for organising everyone else and putting them first. I am not quite equal to the pets yet, but I am no longer at the bottom of my own mental agenda!
Next I have to start working on the final assessments for this module. I feel at home in the creative writing, but the academic referencing in essay writing is not exactly a natural skill and my days of having time to read, read and read a bit more, undisturbed, disappeared a long time ago- in fact, once I became a Mum! Which makes the reflective essay the hardest part of the module for me. Still, it is time to dig in and get on with it. See you on the other side...
Starting a blog as I navigate an MA is all new to me. I am generally a really private person with an 'under-the-radar' online presence, so please delight in spotting my awkwardness at sharing all the tricky moments my course will put me through! As all irritating restauranteurs say nowadays: