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You write a killer screenplay. It takes months, or maybe a year. You had to write three drafts. You battled perfectionism at times, procrastination at others. But you did it. Now what? Find ways to promote your story to your market, whether that market is major-player Hollywood, independents, or both. You can't solely write and expect to make money. That's like hiding your new screenplay under a bush. Get it out there! Pitch it! Make contacts!