TV Writing Contest: The Black List (Part 7)

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Well, it has been a few weeks since my last update on the The Black List. I was checking seven times a day to see if my script was read the first few days, then started checking once a day, and now I checked maybe twice a week. I knew there was a stipulation that if the script wasn’t read in the 21 days, then I would get a free month of web hosting.

Today, I received the email above that I received a FREE month of web hosting of the script because they couldn’t review it in the 21 days. I thought it was pretty cool that I didn’t have to haggle or call or be proactive in getting the free month. They pretty much automate the process through their system, which is cool. It gives me some motivation now to maybe upload my other script (which I was waiting for the quality first reviews to decide if it was worth it or not).

As for my total views, my stats are still pathetically bad. I have had one pro view and one regular view and no downloads. This happened in the first 24 hours, so I don’t really know if it was just a quality control check to see if a script was uploaded or my mothers recipe for kimchee pancakes.

So, stay posted, as I plan to share whatever feedback I get. If I get slammed, then you all can read it. Until then, like and share this page, so that I know it is worth publicly posting my paid reviews online for you to read.

MY NEXT UPDATE

TV Writing Contest: The Black List (Part 6)

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Okay. It has only been a couple days, but after reviewing the little details of the site, I now understand that two reviews are kind of the minimum to show up in the searches. The point of the site is to filter out quality scripts, so since I already sunk $25 in this endeavor, why not throw $100 for two reviews. That is only like 300 ramen meals for a hungry writer, so why not?

Choosing to buy evaluations is pretty easy since my credit card is already on file. You just click on “Buy Evaluations” on the left column then choose how many credits you want. I selected two and bangarang the one time evaluation fee of $100 shows up.

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So there I go. I acknowledged whatever that paragraph means because there really isn’t much choice, is there? I assume this means if they slam your script to the pavement, you can keep it hidden for nobody to see. I don’t know. I intend to post my evaluations here in full view for everyone to see, so it doesn’t bother me one bit.

In any case, that is my big update. I should expect feedback in less than 3 weeks according to the website.

In the meantime, I’ve started my next script involving talking dalmatians who go on a quest to fly on a rocket ship to Venus, only to discover the planet is really a gas wormhole and sucks the dalmationauts to a parallel universe where dalmatians have green spots and can breathe fire some serious material that might be Oscar worthy in the future.

CHECK OUT MY NEXT UPDATE ON THE BLACK LIST