As my friend, Leo Maselli, commented in a previous post, every aspiring screenwriter should check out the documentary "Tales from the Script," (available on Netflix) which includes many illuminating interviews with actual working screenwriters. I wanted to share my favorite quote from that movie by screenwriter Billy Ray, author of "Color of Night," "Volcano," "Hart's War," and many other fine scripts:
"If you can survive while people are kicking you in the head, eventually their leg will get tired."
If that doesn't sum up what it's like to be a professional screenwriter, then nothing does. :-)