NO, no, I haven't won another contract, it's worse.
Here's the deal. I was trying to go back to my novel roots. I was thinking that a script I'd written would make (and still think this) a great book. So I dug into it.
Aacckk, what I wrote was all present tense! I wrote to my scribes and said, OMG, what now? KL graciously told me that some literary novels are being written in present tense, so why not be a ground breaker and go for it.
So I tried...but it read like a screenplay. Not that that's bad, but it lacked all those great nuances that I'd so loved as a novel writer. The story moved...too quickly and the setting was all action oriented.
So, I dug in my heels...in case you don't know, I'm a very stubborn wench, and thought I'll try past tense...and I wrote and edited and wrote some more and sent it off for a bit of critique and...
It was ...uh, not good. Not for past tense novel writing. Can you believe it? I'd left my novel roots behind and I couldn't easily find them.
So...I didn't want to take the time to relearn stuff that used to be second nature, and I'm back on my script. And it feels good, really good.
Someday, when I have lots of time (and hopefully that will be a long time coming because I'll be so darn busy writing screenplays) I'll tackle this novel writing again. But now...I'm really, truly a screenwriter.