Being a filmmaker entails sitting in bars developing projects, working silly hours in cold places with a band of equally mad people, and sitting in an edit suite trying not to notice the prevailing 'man smell' that pervades the atmosphere.
So, I thought it best this year to get out and about a bit. You know. Meet people, have the kind of conversations that involve the human mouth rather than a keyboard.
So, I've lined up a number of festivals to attend and get my face our there a bit.
First up, the Screenwriters Festival in Cheltenham, then onto Inside Pictures which kicks off in July and continues on in November.
Then in August the Edinburgh TV festival.
It's not my strong suite, if I'm honest, all this meet and greet stuff, but as a wiser man than I said... "Where's the harm?"