A writer asked a question on #scriptchat (Twitter discussion group) that I've been pondering: How do you know if your script is any good?
You know what all the bigwigs say about "good" scripts. Yada yada yada.
For me, "good" also means there's a fast speed of absorption into the gut of the reader.
Two big indicators are:
1) How fast I can read your script? The better storyteller you are, the better the transitions, the seamless flow, the conflict escalations, etc.
2) From the moment I finish your script, how fast can I tell someone what it's about? Seconds or hours?
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: The faster your gut gets what my gut felt, the better script it is. (Ok, that's a disturbing image, but you get what I mean.)