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06/26/2007: Organized Worry

We're getting down to the wire here, gentle ABC/Disney applicants, so it's time to start thinking about all those last-minute details. Here's a little checklist:

1. Reread the application details. Do you understand the rules of when the material has to be mailed? Do you have all the required parts of the application ready to go?

2. Have someone else proofread everything you're sending for typos and missing words.

3. Check your presentation. Does everything look clean and professional? Nice dark print? Good strong brads?

4. Reread that script. Your subconscious mind knows which parts are bothering you. Listen to it. Don't just keep rereading the bits that you like. Instead, look at the pages that your eyes want to rush over. Don't be afraid to tackle a large change at the last minute, either. Just make a new file and try something drastic if you want. If it doesn't work, you've still got the other version.

5. Mail it, don't look back, and start writing your next thing. Something with your own original characters. The best way not to worry about the thing you just wrote is to worry about the thing after that.

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