I can't call the last year horrible, because it had some wondrous moments and terrific things in it, but my goodness, it was stressful. Beyond belief really. So, once I made it to my birthday, I'd already resolved that for the rest of 2012 I'd work on the film projects that I'm committed to, and only take on one extra thing, the thing my gut most wants to write - a full-length theatre play. I have a solid idea and the 'road' mapped out but it's daunting as stage-writing is relatively new for me. It's something I've been wanting to do for ages, even more so after having a taste of the stage when my short play was performed at the Traverse last year as part of Noisy Words, and enjoying the intimacy of watching the reading of an excerpt of my feature, Masterbaker also at the Traverse at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. Getting a place on the Mentorship means I can take on the task with much-needed support and guidance, and I'm dying to get started. Our first meeting is next week in Edinburgh. I need a new pen!