the real question is why the hell are we all writing screenplays that will never get made or even seen by anyone else?
I'm always embarrassed to say, when asked by random people what I do with my spare time, "I write stories that are incredible and screenplays for films that would sweep Cannes if they ever got made. And possibly change the world as we know it."
to which they invariably say "pfft anyone can write a screenplay, my MUM can write a screenplay."
and then I go, "yeah well your mum's Elaine May."
and they reply, "I've seen Mike Nichols' nutsack."