The Artist Mage ~ Will Spears
 
Today I finally wrote my first query letter for my screenplay "Drow." 

I wrote the screenplay and copyrighted it almost two years ago and then got busy with other projects and working and going to school and studying, but I recently came to the conclusion that of all the things I've attempted in the past few years, screenwriting and painting were the creative pursuits that made me happiest.

So, I pulled the screenplay from a file on my computer and edited it to match the formatting requirements of the industry and went online to study the query process.  The important part of the process seems to be selecting the correct representatives for the screenplay.  You have to select someone that you believe represents the type of screenplay you've written.  Dot your I's and cross your T's and make certain everything is businesslike and professional and then cross your fingers and wait.

So, the hardest part has been done.  Whether I hear back from them or not, whether they accept my screenplay or not, that isn't the hard part.  The hardest part is extending yourself.  Somewhere on Twitter yesterday, I saw someone say "the answer's always no if you don't ask."  I guess that's similar to the statement that you can't win if you don't play.

W
 


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