The journey of a screenwriter or the journey of any artist really, is paved with countless bumps in the road. Rejections. Denies. Objections. We eventually get used to those bumps, some of us even welcome them as we know 'every no gets us closer to a yes', but we all like the feeling of being seen, and for our work to be acknowledged.
Well, I today received a sweet letter that notified me that while I was rejected from a coveted prize... I was awfully close to it. I was encouraged to march onward and view this as a win. And indeed, I have.
To the judge who decided to let me know how close I was for the title: thank you.
Losing can be incredibly sweet, especially when inches away from the crown!
To march onward, with courage, with fire, and with a pen in my hand. (or a mac on my lap)
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman