Today a childhood dream came true for me. I got to go to a TV show audition. And I loved it.
You see, I’ve been slowly working towards a career change for a while. My master plan is I’m retiring out of the ebook/ebook cover business (for other people) to concentrate solely on my own things. If you’ve been following my posts, you already know that. What I haven’t told you outright was that some of my own things was going back into acting and overall reaching for the stars fate (and my mother) denied me when I was younger.
So it doesn’t matter if I get a role in this show or not. I’m just so damn thrilled that I got this experience, and that I got to learn a bit on how things are done for when I step out into my own independent ventures that will touch upon this field. However, if I DO get a role I’m going to be even more thrilled. And who wouldn’t be?
I don’t know how on par my acting was. I did my best, is all I can say, and I felt I did a better job than I would have done 20 or 10 years ago. I’ve been taking classes and doing research towards that end, so I think my time wasn’t wasted in that respect. I have to say that the one thing I did, that I didn’t expect to do, pleased me when I realized it happened an hour or two later – I had memorized the script I was to read cold and didn’t have to refer to it once. Not once! Woot. Super not-quite-photographic memory powers activate.
Another fabulous highlight of the day was meeting so many wonderful people. There were so many friendly smiles. Now I happen to know that Hollywood can be fraught with negativity – and I have my own plan to stomp some of that out when I get to where I’m putting out my own planned for series – but for my first experience the fates smiled kindly and spared me the drama. Thank you, fates!
Fear you not, gentle readers. No, I’m not going to stop working on Demonkeeper’s Daughter. Nor am I dumping The Heavenly Bride or the current short comic in progress. I’ve had to work on these things slowly for all these years. I can do this.
So for my next trick I hope to record my version of The Rising Sun Blues in a nice manner for my two music fans. I’ve been thinking of what kind of music video to make, but no ideas are coming forthwith. Rather, I’ve got a fan video in my head that won’t let up. Isn’t that just the way of it, though?
Second star to the left and straight on ’til morning!