That's something, isn't it? COLLIDER has reached the quarter finals of the Page Awards.
I am pleased, obviously... but I am also stressed! See, I submitted Collider to Valery Hoskins Agency, and got a good review but 'must try harder' note. Which isn't a complaint! A lovely woman pointed out areas I could improve, and I've already Blagged about my excitement that they'll re-read.
No, my stress is because VHA raised very valid points.
I've made changes to the script, it's with Raindance for review - and all this happened after I submitted to Page, which vexes me as the script isn't as good as it should be!
Writing is clearly a balance of realising you will never be entirely happy with a script, but letting it go, whilst continuing to improve... but as a non-represented 'nobody' of a writer, competitions fill a vacuum of feedback and create goals. One has to keep submitting work for the illusion, sorry, hope of progression. BUT, I almost wish it hadn't made this far! Obviously, I'm now harbouring the faint hope someone will like it, as it is... but in my gut I know the re-write is better!
Still, if I hadn't had my interaction with VHA, I would be over the moon with excitement, so I guess I should be happy to have progressed in a leap which bypassed this year's competitions rounds. Oh for a writing partner - or talented editor!
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