I’ve been hesitant to say anything, but there’s just no getting around it anymore.
My manager and I have parted ways.
Long story short – things weren’t happening. Apart from being disappointed it didn’t work out, I bear him no ill will, and wish him and his savvy assistant all the best.
So once again, it’s all me. Gone is the initial fear/terror of no longer having representation. Actually, the nervousness has segued into one of…let’s call it liberation.
I can’t say I’m all the way back to square one, because this isn’t totally starting from scratch. This go-round includes a much better understanding of what I have to do and how to do it, such as:
-being able to offer up one script that’s had some moderate success in some high-profile contests, and one that’s “a refreshingly exciting new take on an old genre.” Throw in the two others currently being developed, and I’ve got quite an arsenal of high-concept material at my disposal.
-knowing the right way to do a query letter. Lessons have been learned from mistakes made the last time, and the first wave has been dispatched. There’s even been a couple of “We’d like to read this” responses. I send the script and don’t look back.
-having a lot more confidence in my writing. All the writing, rewriting and utilizing of notes and feedback has had a significant positive impact. I may not be the absolute best ever, but I definitely know how to spin a ripping yarn you want to keep reading.
Thus the quest resumes. Wish me luck.