Updated: Apr 11
When seeking feedback take the necessary actions based off that feedback, if applicable put it into motion because you never know what it can/will do for you in the long run!
For the past 4 years, I have been writing television scripts and entering them into different competitions. I, haven’t, been successful with any entrant yet and that’s ok because for one thing, I never sought out any guidance, took any related classes or anything.
So back in April, I was in the process of writing a young adult book based off my favorite genre Sci-Fi but decided to postpone that and convert it into a half-hour pilot. So in May, I submitted through Coverfly and got some feedback that pretty much listed everything under “improve” with recommendations on how I can improve. I greatly appreciated that so in the midst of a script revision. I decided to see what offerings Veterans in Media & Entertainment had that may be of some help to me. Lo and behold, they had a class on how to craft a logline taught by an industry expert. I attended the class the same day and it was life-changing as I never really knew the purpose of the logline.
Fast forward, three weeks ago, I made the changes to the script based off the recommendations and with a new logline. I submitted for feedback once more, my concept was deemed my highest strength by the expert as well as my script per feedback no longer falls under “improve” but overall, “good”. That’s a start as “excellent” is what I’m aiming for.
I share this will you all to say, “when the initial feedback comes saying you can improve on this or that, don’t take it as a defeat use it as your motivation to seek anything or anyone that can be of help to you and keep going” because you never know what it might do for you in the long run!