So It's Inspiring...
Some say that expecting to sell a screenplay is like expecting to win the lottery. Of course, it's a bad analogy.
I've never known anyone who won the lottery, but I know a whole bunch of people who have gotten paid to write.
There have been a rash of recent successes here in the scribosphere. Patrick Rodio over at Could You Describe the Ruckus? just optioned one of his scripts. Two other people I know have separately been hired to write scripts -- and they don't even live in California.
All got their breaks not because of who they knew, or because they went to a good film school, but simply because they wrote a good script, and got it out there for people to see.
I've known people in the past who have sold stuff. They were all ordinary people, just like you and me, who did the work and got their chance.
The dream isn't just a dream. It's tangible, if you want it.
Congrats to all.