Not a lot of writing done this week due to being slammed with a nasty cold. Hoping to get back on track next week.
In the meantime, waiting to hear about some potential leads. Exhilarating in that they exist in the first place, and frustrating in that things seem to advance as fast as molasses in January.
Each one part of the process we all put ourselves through in this crazy ongoing pursuit. It’s not easy. Far from it. But we knew that going in.
Some days it feels like success is a little closer within reach, and sometimes it feels like you’re caught in a fiery downward spiral of doom.
Given my druthers, I prefer the former.
In the meantime, here are two posts from last year that might help restore, or at least remind you of your confidence in yourself, why you’re doing this, and what you’re capable of.
Don’t lose hope, chums. Trust me, you’re not alone. I’ve been there too. We’re all in this together.
2 thoughts on “A little booster shot for you”
I am discarding measuring success by whether my scripts sell or not. Sure, I’d like that & I will continue to pursue that end but I find this new attitude frees me to write scripts I believe in & not worry about what the market place may desire as its script du jour. All of us know people who say they would like to write a book or a script & never do. The fact that we have completed a script makes us a success and a sale would be icing on the cake but we have to remind ourselves that we have accomplished what a lot of people wish to do and we can proudly say, “Yes, I’m a screenwriter.” That to me is success. OK, a mega-deal with points and a star studded premiere wouldn’t hurt.
Handy words to remember and live by. We all have disappointments and it does us all good to hear how others are having the same problems as you. Your words we are all in this together means a lot to me.-