Some of you may have noticed that I haven't blogged for awhile (even if you didn't notice, please humor me - I'm a sensitive sort). I did production work for the United Negro College Fund's annual tribute show: An Evening of Stars. This year the show was a tribute to Lionel Richie. I worked on that for 3 weeks, and NOW I'm taking a five-week refresher course in the Meisner Technique. Additionally, within these five weeks I'm going to finish the classes that I missed from Holly Powell's audition workshop.
I am ready to go to the next level.
I've worked on 7 shows this year - that sounds good, and in my head I know it is, but that's less than one booking a month, and though sometimes it's more than one day at a time, and I make more money in one day than I've ever made in one day working anywhere else, it's always under five lines and not very demanding of me as an artist. I can do better than that. I'm going to.
So I'm getting myself ready by investing in my instrument: Working on my craft, working on the technical aspects of auditioning, working on getting my body back in top-notch shape (I've picked up a "donut-a-day" habit), and making a few other changes. My hair is growing and I've highlighted it, so I really should get new pix soon. I'm also taking time to take care of myself in other ways - resting and de-stressing, reading (which I love), getting caught up on must-see movies, figuring out what I need to know in order to produce my web series, and just enjoying life however I see fit.
So that's what's going on with me. I'm also auditioning quite a bit (two commercial auditions yesterday, and a 1/2 hour sitcom tomorrow). Hoping I can book some commercials and put some money in the bank because I'm balancing on a string (still balancing though)!! But I am ready to do guest star work on a regular basis. I want to be a series regular (of course) but, honestly, I'd like a little time to ease in. Rather than the shock of going from under-fives to being a series regular, I'd like recurring guest star work as a stepping-stone and as a way to feel out different shows and different TYPES of shows.
That's where I'm aiming.
I'll be back soon.