Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wouldn't you know it

Earlier this year I got distracted writing a spec US pilot - Unit X - which got a big thumbs down from the readers. Basically it needed a lot of work - far more than Tec currently needs.

Turns out this week (according to Inktip) a US production company is looking for high concept SF pilots. Do I send them something that really isn't in good condition (and hope they see the potential), or do I let the opportunity slip by? Would sending something unpolished damage my future opportunities, or does it give me more of chance if I do send it?

I've sort of decided, but I probably haven't thought of everything.

What do you think?

What's on the turntable? "Reeling in the years" by Steely Dan from "Can't by a Thrill"



If you think it ain't ready, chances are it ain't ready. Better to hold fire rather than chase a longshot opportunity with material you consider inferior. Would you want to work with someone who thinks the world of something you think isn't good enough? All IMHO, obv. YMMV. Etc.

Scaramanga said...

I agree, if it isn't ready I would hold off.

I would bet that sending out something that needs more work is probably more damaging to a career than sending out something that is really ready but just isn't what they want.

Of course it's each individuals choice. And I could be talking complete nonsense.

Let us know what you decide on though.


Eleanor said...

Send your best, NOT a half smoked kipper.
You already know this.

Piers said...

It got a big thumbs down from readers.

'nuff said.

Michael Cook said...

What do you trust more - your own judgement, or the judgement of some readers?

Don't send it if YOU, not the readers, don't think it's good enough.

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