It’s Time for an Update

It’s been a million years (really 2 months) since my last blog post, which calls for some updates.

1) Me reaching my lofty goal of finding an agent by June 1st didn’t quite happen. I did, however have two agent meetings (a feat that I don’t think I would’ve accomplished without having set that goal in the first place). One was an “invited open call”– something I had never even heard of before I stepped into their office. Essentially, it’s like an open casting call for people that’ve reached out to them that fit the demographics they are looking for. You go in, perform a prepared monologue, and do a cold read of another piece and that’s it. Kind of a let down because you don’t actually get to talk to the agents, it’s more like a traditional audition for a show.

THEN, my other meeting was a legit agent meeting with a boutique agency that I didn’t think meshed well with what I’m looking for. In short, the owner was a little too eccentric and we didn’t even discuss my prior experience or projects…the owner made some sports analogies along with providing some personal anecdotes and offered me representation. I know the old adage “beggars can’t be choosers” but it didn’t feel like a good fit!

I’m seriously hoping that I made the right choice in moving on from that one, but I’m beginning to feel my leg rear back to kick myself in the pants.

Hmmm, what else.

2) OH! The short film I shot to get out of my “woe is me” rut last March is almost completely finished. I always wondered why projects took so long in post production and I’ve finally figured it out: if you don’t have a motivated enough producer, shit doesn’t get done.

In this case, that producer was me.

I opted to have the film professionally edited and scored, which added time to the overall production, but not so much that it took that insanely long to finish a 3:30 short.

At least it’s almost done, so put away those judge-y eyes!

3) I spent the last month nannying for two families at once. Though the financial boom from this decision will certainly help this nearly-starving artist, my productivity in the creative realm hit an all-time rock bottom. Not one blog was written. Not one script was researched or typed. Not one audition was had.

Not to mention I nearly went insane forgoing days off for three weeks. I had a nice little panic attack and cry-fest. Really “cleaned out the emotional system”. Not to mention that it unclogged my stuffy nose.

So maybe I won’t do that again.

In conclusion: I wish there was more to write, more updates to give, and more progress in the acting/writing career realm, but I’ve got nothin’. I’m as disappointed as you are, really, but them’s the breaks.

But I did see this incredibly cheesy quote floating around the Internets this week, and I’m hoping it’s prophetic:

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Short and Feisty Gets a Facelift

Hello from the New Diggs!

I used to swear that I was a “blogger.com” user for life when it came to blogging platforms. Earlier this year, though, I was turned on to WordPress and it’s just that much easier. Plus you’ve got stats, exporting options, and much more aesthetically pleasing themes to go with making me a Keyboard-Beating- Convert!

PRETTY! SPARKLES!

Anything to make life easier because who doesn’t have it hard enough without having to turn to Google to troubleshoot problems with their own blogging software (didn’t you know Blogger is connected to Google? As is everything else on this green, slowly browning, Earth?)??

I had to take a moment and step away from blogging for professional reasons. You see, in the last 4 years that I’ve been sharing my experiences with The World At Large, I never really thought I’d gain much of a readership beyond my friends and family. Who wants to hear me ramble on about Rice Krispie Treats, Pandas, and my rumble with Vegetarianism wreaking havoc on my digestive system (I know y’all loved that entry)? But readership got ridiculous, not even going to humble brag about that one, and it started to spread like a bad case of the clap.

Over time, my name became associated with my blog and I got a few hits from potential employers that got me a little concerned.  Don’t get me wrong, I have no shame in anything that I’ve ever written–but the fact that I wrote about pursuing acting in my free time turned off a potential employer in LA. It seems that actors have a bad rap in Los Angeles as being flaky and unreliable.

Discrimination lawsuit, anyone?

People who know my work ethic are privy to my work hard play hard mentality, but it was definitely in my best interest to keep that part of my life guarded. Nothing I posted was even the slightest bit controversial (save, my conversations re: past relationships) but I definitely got a little weirded out by the fact that their reading my blog crosses the boundary between my personal and work life.

This time, I’m prepared. No name association, no email association, no nothing. I’m basically Anonymous. NO, not that Anonymous. I feel I need to clarify since my paranoia leads me to believe that the government is reading this blog and at any minute will descend upon my humble abode to arrest me and prosecute me to the fullest extent. Oh gosh, now I’ve done it.

I’ll write from jail.

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This cell looks cozy.