Thursday, September 18, 2008

[The Limit] How to finish - Submit the script

Talking with Mum and Dad last night, it suddenly became clear to me: at some point I need to stop giving my script to readers.

My writing cycle has gone a little like this: finish the script, give it to some trusted readers to see if it makes sense, they comment, I adjust and finish the script, give it to some trusted readers to see if it makes sense, they comment, I adjust and ...

Wait. That is a cycle. I am using the process of 'giving the script to readers and getting insightful feedback from them' as a form of procrastination.

At some point I need to declare that I have confidence in my own writing, and that the work needs to be submitted to the actual audience for them to judge (in the case of the Limit, that actual audience is my list of producers).

The new process: figure out the standard I want to hit, determine if I've hit it, then make sure I have confidence in my own writing.

Submit. The. Script.
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