BSG writer/producer Jane Espenson wrote a very great letter to TV Squad about "Revelations." You must read it.
A blogger who dreams of writing for TV posted about a recent Scriptwriters Network TV panel that Espenson was on:
The panel consisted of the wonderful:
Jane Espenson (Battlestar, Buffy, etc.)
Amy Berg (Threshold, The 4400)
Dawn DeKeyser (Ugly Betty, Samantha Who?)
Jeanette Collins (Dirty, Big Love, etc.)
Melody Fox (Flash Gordon)
...there were some interesting moments in the talk... There was a debate among the panel about the relevance of specs vs. pilots...And I don't know how anyone couldn't be interested in their discussion of why male scifi and genre TV writers tend to be less chauvinistic than their mainstream brethren. The lovely Jane Espenson theorized that it was because those kinds of guys were more likely to grow up in their rooms reading The Narnia Chronicles instead of fearing women and joining frats...
When asked where they saw themselves in five years, Ms. Espenson said she'd like to be running her own show, or working for Ron Moore or Joss Whedon. She said she had absolutely no problem serving as a lieutenant to genius.
Meanwhile: if you are ever in Los Angeles with a hankerin' for sweets, you cannot go wrong with this particular bakery's Triple Berry Shortcake. It's divine. ;)