Okay - so I was in an online chat room the other day. Yes, I really should know better, but "oh, Dopey me", I wasted my time there anyway. To be honest, I forget what the discussion was about - but it quickly degenerated into the usual flame war.But something interesting came out of it. One of the people wrote (in part):
"I would like to have someone explain why there are so many people willing to show what they've done to "get there", but not explain the process of what it takes. Who helped you? Who did you submit to? How many times? Who did you create for? Could you show me how to get to where you're at too? Seriously, I've seen your credentials and I'm glad to see you've gotten to where you are. I haven't got enough time to do that kind of hustling anymore! Things cost money, and if I just want to survive I take whatever I can get. Sure, I could have pushed when I was fresh out of Sheridan back in '89 - '90 too, but now - I'm not getting a shot."
So, great humanitarian that I am - I directed the individual to this blog. But I know that A) they aren't going to read very much of it - and B) It's not what they're looking for.
Why? Because it takes work and perserverence. What is "perserverence"?
- Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
- Perseverance is trying again and again (probably long after a sane person would have given up).
I got an email this morning from a key player in my "BIG" project. Bottom Line:They aren't getting involved. They love the creative but the show isn't right for them at this time.
Fair enough - I can't argue with that. So what do I do? I picked myself up, dusted myself off and wait -- an email came in from someone I spoke with over a year ago. They weren't interested in the project than - but they are interested in the project NOW...
So as one door closes - another one opens. Funny how that happens...