Ever send an e-mail to a random person because you typed in the wrong address?
Ever send an e-mail to a completely random person because you typed in the wrong address?
Well, that happened to me recently.
I sent a revised draft of the original tv pilot that I've been working on this year to a writer friend of mine who's been giving me amazing notes. Except, I didn't send it to him. I sent it to a completely random person who has no connection or knowledge of me.
I received this e-mail response from that random person this morning:
The response completely made my day. Here's a person that had no reason to read the accidental e-mail, never mind a 65 page script. They have no reason to give me anything but completely honest feedback; they don't know me and have no interest in anything I may be doing. They are a completely independent reader. If they wanted to, they could have just ignored it or tore me apart, or any number of other outcomes.
But they read it, and they really liked it.
Man, as a writer, that feels really good. Made my whole day in fact, and came at a time where I'm feeling like I'm in a rut writing-wise (my Afghan long form pieces are really challenging me right now).
Thank you, anonymous reader. You can rest easy knowing you made a difference for someone today.