I received a rejection notice today from WILDsound, which was running a TV spec script contest. The good news about it is that I'd made it to the finals and that the only thing that prevented me from winning was that the script got a little muddled at the end according to the (omigod for real) feedback in the rejection.
The spec script was for Masters of Horror and called "Your Own Personal Hell." Of course, Masters of Horror doesn't exist any longer (it's been shifted from Showtime to NBC under the moniker Fear Itself), but it did when I sent it out.
I guess I need to take a little longer between completion and editing to give me more distance to be objective. Resurrection Man was pretty much the same except that it only made it to the semi-finals (of Slamdance's horror script competition) whereas this one made it all the way to the finals.
You know what, though...even though I know there's a problem with the ending of a story, I get so caught up in it when I rereading for editing that I think, "That ending's not so bad after all!" Then I think about it later and say to myself, "Uh, yeah it is..." But then I go back and reread it and it's the same thing all over again.
So, while a rejection notice, this one has certainly lifted my spirits! I think I'll keep that one on top of the pile of rejections pinned to my wall for a while...just to remind me, y'know?