So, back in the good ole days of the quarantine, I made a connection with a Netflix executive. I had asked them about opportunities to be a script reader for them and it took about six months (not exaggerating) to get a meeting. I turned in my sample coverage and waited another two months to get the “Thanks for playing” email. I felt like I blew it and am just now getting over the sting of it. My family insists I didn’t ruin the opportunity but it’s hard not to feel that way. I know eventually I’ll be running shows for Netflix, so it’s gonna be all right.
There’s many more failures I could post, but to anyone feeling discouraged, I’d say to keep going. Just because the odds aren’t (seemingly) in your favor now, it doesn’t mean they never will be. Your path is your own and comparing journeys only leads to needless suffering.