Eric Harris at 2015-10-13 23:06:49:
Thanks. Since you seem to always have a healthy attitude towards the craft, I thought you'd be a perfect person to ask.
Of course, there are different scenarios a writer can face:
A writer's script is not as good as they thought it was and gets brutalized in coverage. And it's painful to face this realization.
Or they had their hopes up, but the rug gets pulled out from under them in the 11th hour...
Desperation about the ticking clock.... life's passing the writer by, while their friends are moving up in non-entertainment fields which have a more step-by-step path.
Family and friend pressure, subtle or not so subtle.
Getting replaced on a job; calls back become less frequent from agents, producers who were hot to return phone calls initially.....