Many successful screenwriters never sold their first script until after they sold their second or third scripts. Most writers have to sell themselves, as well as their writing, they are at a definite advantage over the competition, if they know techniques to help them succeed in the writing game. People in decision-making positions, like to think their ideas are great, so don't tell them anything different until they're sold on your script! Unfortunately, Author seen many mediocre writers sell their screenplays, while more talented writers don't. This is unfair, but so is life. Many writers have sold merely on the merits of their self-presentation and their ability to sell and not on their ability to write. In the writing game, you must have an unswerving belief in yourself and in your work. Self-esteem is the key to success or failure in anything you do.