So I was talking with a friend in the business last night over dinner and I was relating the lesson I was taught by a producer on MC.
She told us to stop turning in our drafts so quickly.
I thought we were just being dedicated and attentive, but she went on to say that turning in drafts too quickly:
A) sets a standard that you probably won't always be able to meet
B) makes a producer think that you're half-assing it, regardless of how good the work is -- this will also, in their eyes, magnify any remaining issues in the revision
C) not to mention Hollywood can smell desperation because it's the scent of many
So basically, a producer told me to procrastinate for better results.
My friend concurred.
This is a wacky business.