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Originally posted by Ron414 Ron414 wrote:

...and has started hating their submission already? Not actually hating it, of course, but...you know what I mean.   Contest was fun, I had never done one with a ticking clock like this.  

I don't hate mine, technically, but it does not fit the genre (action/adventure) (I tried) and it's really not very good, just is ridiculous. The reason I don't hate it is because I've developed very low expectations for myself for screenplays, haha, and I am merely trying to improve my skills at plot. I don't expect a lot of points for this, if ANY, but I'll keep entering these, regardless, when the budget allows LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote northernwriter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2019 at 7:09pm
I had fun with mine. But I spent way too much time changing one or two words, then changing them back, then changing them again. So I can’t really bear to read it over and over because I will question my decisions. 

I do feel like I’m learning about different genres and learning more about screenwriting, which was my goal in signing up. 

Good luck, everyone!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie272 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2019 at 8:01pm
I usually like everything I write for contests in the afterglow of actually finishing something.
It takes a few weeks, maybe a month for "I hate this and I hate myself for thinking it was good enough" to kick in.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote manifestlynot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2019 at 8:51pm
I don’t tend to hate my piece after submission, but I definitely hate myself during the process! I get frustrated at how rusty I feel and how slowly the story is coming and how bad the first draft is. Lots and lots of editing time tends to make me feel better. Of the 20+ pieces I’ve written in the last year, most of for NYCM, I’ve loved maybe two and come to a point of acceptance for the rest.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Suave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2019 at 9:17pm
Originally posted by Ron414 Ron414 wrote:

...and has started hating their submission already? Not actually hating it, of course, but...you know what I mean.   Contest was fun, I had never done one with a ticking clock like this.  


I never read it again until just before the results come out, I like the post contest high and don't like losing it.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote bartelbysamsa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 11:22am
I literally haven't read it through once yet as I wrote it in just under the last two hours of the competition. Probably won't look at it again until after the results come out. It's Schrodinger's screenplay - if I don't read it, I can't hate it!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote haole Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 11:29am
This is the first screenplay I've submitted to NYC Midnight that I actually hated all through the process. Not once did I ever think I had a good idea or story.

I was thoroughly uninspired by the idea of a Suspense story that takes place on a Blimp. I don't know why, I just kept coming up with nothing interesting.

But I posted it for review anyway because why not.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fioOxf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 11:37am
Originally posted by bartelbysamsa bartelbysamsa wrote:

I literally haven't read it through once yet as I wrote it in just under the last two hours of the competition. Probably won't look at it again until after the results come out. It's Schrodinger's screenplay - if I don't read it, I can't hate it!

But is it really there? Or did you delete it, leaving a blank document................
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Loved mine. I cut my teeth on doing the 48 Hour Film Project and related contests so this was similar.

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I loathe mine too. I ended up in a existential loop of thought over my genre and panicked. It took a first draft of four different scripts before I was satisfied that it was ‘thriller’ enough not to be considered suspense, horror or what have you. 

But I’m glad I did it. The process of writing under constraints is more important than the competition any how... at least that’s what I tell myself... 
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