While I work on cranking out pages, a steady bombardment of updates about other writers continues to flow in.
This person won a contest. That person had x number of downloads on the Black List. Somebody sold a script. Somebody else optioned one.
There are times it can get a little discouraging, but then I remind myself every one of these success stories did not involve the recipients just being handed something.
They had to work, slave and toil away, and that success was earned.
So, as has happened many times before, I sigh, think “Someday it’ll be me,” and get back to work.
We all know this is an extremely tough business to break into, accompanied by an overabundance of heartbreak and disappointment.
But we endure, continuously striving to improve and write something that will not only impress, but go so far as to really knock off anybody’s proverbial pair of socks.
And as we spend the seemingly countless hours making that script as bulletproof as possible, we all need to remember one extremely important thing: Everybody who has succeeded has been in exactly the same position you and I are in right now.
Success is out there. It all depends on how much effort we’re willing to put in to find it.