Monday, December 19, 2005

Rejected from Writer's Arc

Just got my rejection call. Unfortunately, my cell didn't ring, so I got their voicemail. Probably just as well.

I'll write more later... good luck to the others!

16 comments:

Shawn said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Making it that far is a great accomplishment. And judging from your writing (I've just read your one page from House--excellent stuff), you've got nothing to worry about. You'll get 'em next time.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Ain't no thing but a chicken wing.

You made it far, so that says a lot.

I always check out your site and look forward to your updates.

writergurl said...

Well, that makes two of us. It's all up to Chris to represent the scribosphere! I hope he makes it! Sorry to hear this. Better luck next time!

Chris said...

Alas, I too was given the bin. It sounded from their e-mail that they were making decisions up to the last minute that I was out of the running. Who can say? But hey, for my first time putting the first thing that I've ever written out there, it's good to know that I'm at least in the ballpark. I will post on it in the morning.

Konrad West said...

Sorry to hear that, but congrats for making it that far. :)

Fun Joel said...

Sorry to hear about that, and same to Gurl and Chris. :-(

chris soth said...

But now that great idea is all YOURS!!!

You know the one I mean...

PS. I never really got caught up in the competition, scholarship stuff -- I never got caught up in the "wanting to get an agent"...I just wanted to sell a script and get a movie made...and maybe that's why I did it (I probably should have revised that to "get a GOOD movie made, alas). Yes, enter them all, but keep your eyes on the prize. Condolences, but...courage.

mernitman said...

Congrats on getting as far as you did -- didn't they have like, thousands of entries? And considering the caliber of your colleagues who also didn't get in... Perseverance! Onward and upward!!!

David Anaxagoras said...

Well...you still have us :)

Congratulations are still in order on making it to the finals and for all the hard work you did on preparing your pitch. Consider it a dry run for your inevitable success.

Warren said...

We all deal with rejection in this journey. But you're braver than most, because you're doing it in the public eye. I always allow myself a day or two of moping personally, and then try to set it aside and focus on the next thing. That Nicholl competition is just around the corner!

mh said...

Sorry to hear that, Shawna. You gave it a great effort, and one day soon, your hard work will be rewarded.

Keep at it --

Kira said...

Sorry to hear, Shawna. But as others have noted, it's definitely a measure of your talent and future success that you progressed this far.

Onwards and upwards! Excelsior!

Eddie said...

Might as well just turn pro. :)

Shawna said...

Awww, thanks everybody! I'm doing fine today, only once did I think, 'dang, I wish I was getting an extra 7500 smackers for Xmas shopping'

Sorry for the delay in posting a follow up. Look for articles tomorrow and my wrap up for the Writer's Arc Fellowship.

Hope you are all staying warm!

Brian_in_Ann_Arbor_from_Boston said...

Shawna:
I gave my 5 pitches last Wednesday. Because I'm in Michigan on Eastern Standard Time, I went to bed Monday night without getting any notification. I knew this was bad, however. The next morning I checked my e-mail to find my rejection sent at 12:09 A.M. EST. So I had Sunday night and Monday night to agonize and fervently hope against hope. I'm pretty bummed out by this, as Ami told me she and Amy both liked my script a lot. A few days of self-pity and wishing the world would end around me and now I'm getting over it. Let's push on, and remember, we'll be rejected again and again. We know this. But it still hurts. A lot.

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Shawna, rejection sucks. Truly. Ben and Jerry don't help and neither does Jose Cuervo. I moped for a month when I didn't advance in either the Nicholl or the AFF. A pity party is not enough. Have a gigantic pity festival. It will be a lot like getting so drunk on pity and so hung over that you never want to get drunk on it again. It works. And, you'll be fine. Trust me on this.