Q. How do you know when to start looking? That's my biggest issue. I've got two features, a spec pilot, an award winning short and two substantial treatments. I just don't have that one great feature that I'm really proud of. Do I just say screw it and give them what I've got?
Yep. How do you know how good you are? Maybe you're hypercritical and your stuff is good enough. Maybe it's terrible. How do you know? You can't, until you gauge the level of showbiz's interest in you.
Anyway, what do you have to lose? Say you go out with your stuff right now and no one likes it. Six months later, no one will remember your bad stuff. But if they like it, you've succeeeded.
Odds are your first two features are not, in fact, salable. But you can learn something from the process of going out with them. So long as you don't spend too much
time in the marketplace -- so long as you spend most of your energy on your writing -- go for it.
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