.......to arrive in one big stinking lorry load.
Mother warned me there'd be days like these.
My agents rang to tell me what they thought was a shoe in meeting with a show has suddenly turned into a 'can we see a sample of his work' As I'd already been recommended by a producer and script editor on the show, that is not a good sign and at the very least delays things by weeks if not months.
On another show where I figured I was due, and counting on, a commission, they didn't commission me. Porridge and old clothes for the rest of the month.
An acceptance fee on a script never materialised. They have accepted up to the script before mine. More delays.
A repeat fee I though was due this week will now probably not come until February. My fault, I got my dates mixed up.
A project of mine I had high hopes for was finally passed on. As usual by the very last guy in the chain.
It was getting so I was scared to answer the phone in case it was that guy from 'Scream'
So not a day I'll be remembering fondly. But nobody died. There is a huge difference between rejection and dejection.
Most of the rejections a writer gets have little or no bearing towards their actual writing talent. It just comes with the territory. It shouldn't ever cause dejection if you want a career in this game.
Dejection comes with frustration. Annoyance is better than frustration. So get annoyed, say 'Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke' and move on.
Find another contact.
Finish that script.
Come up with a new idea.
Watch a DVD box set.
But try not to get frustrated or doubt your talent.
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