You sell your first script (or series concept, in my case). For sake of discussion, let's call this Series A.
I'm obviously hoping for the best case scenario; that being, the production company sources interest (READ: $$$) from a broadcaster for Series A, and we're off to the races on a bible and pilot. They seem confident that this will happen, and they have a strong track record of making it happen (including a pilot they're shooting for something else right now).
But what if it stagnates? What if nothing happens to Series A, and the option fee rolls in every year for the next four, and that's it? Today, as I mulled over other projects I've sketched out or brainstormed, I wondered: just how many other ideas should I be trying to get out there? How many other things should I be working on?
The upside of this first success is that it's connected me with an agent - the fabled, magical agent that newbie writers rip yarns around the proverbial campfire about. Though we're still sealing the deal on this first project, I'm wondering how soon is too soon to be tossing other ideas and work his way. Should I be tossing him work directly at all?
Additionally, should I be giving the company I'm now building a relationship with first crack at whatever tidbits come out of my brain? Or should I be saving tidbits, putting them aside, and working on building Series A and only Series A, until such time as it becomes clear that Series A ain't going anywhere?
So, to those who've been around this block a few times, I ask: how many projects do you have on the go, at any given time?
And: now what?