The Ol’ Career Switch

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!


I finally started on a paper and/or book I’ve been planning to write for a couple of years last night. This is to be an academic adventure, something along the lines of why I went to college in the first place. Despite being accused of never using my degree.

Maybe it was the monthly migraine that spawned it, I dunno. I was sure lightheaded and out of my mind last night. In any case, I rarely write academically. Taking over and completely revamping my husband’s paper into the full-fledged book, The Page of Cups, was the last I was able to find the time to do that. Then life happened, as it does, along with survival. Wave a small flag here, please.

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been working to drop some of my work load for a long time now so that I can find time to be an author again. Currently that work load is light enough that I can consider moving forward. The drawback of course is that we’re being sued by one of my husband’s credit cards for not paying the bill enough. And I’m constantly grinding my teeth at night as I worry about money. But things are as they are and some of it is beyond my control. I shall write, then.

The trick is not to let it take over my time with The Heavenly Bride or any of my other adventures. In my mind it shouldn’t take me long to write this paper. I’m not aiming to put out a 10,000 page thesis, I just want to put out some brief information in regards to a topic people seem to be very ignorant about. I will tell you that my quest is historical in nature. I’m currently looking at the Middle Paleolithic Era, as far as research goes, and learned something new about homo erectus this morning. I feel special.

I do love being a scientist on the times that I can actually be one. It’s just something I’ve always enjoyed. So for as long as I’m able to write my paper without interruption I should be quite pleased with myself. But we shall see.

Time to put the paper aside for the day and return to being a comic book author and worker bee. I’ve got commissions to fill. I’ve got the next Heavenly Bride page to get going before my primary job has rush jobs for me to do….