"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Friday, March 6, 2009

Oooh! An Audition!

BLUE MOVIES is an original web serial that showcases the trials and tribulations of the number-two pornography company is the valley shooting for the number-one spot. 30 Rock meets Boogie Nights. It is being produced in early March with a quick turnaround expected and an online distribution strategy.
Female Early to Mid 20's. Anna has been working at the company for some time. Though she knows the company inside and out she is surprisingly unnaffected by it. She retains a degree of innocence and grace in a place surrounded by sex and smut. She also loves her job. She is the off-on interest of Tom's affection.

Yay! Web series! Those are fun! I mean, have you seen Hell Froze Over?

As a struggling actress, my week has absolutely no routine. When am I working my part time job serving tapas and sangria? When will I get an audition? When will I make enough money to buy my own purple boots?

In fact, the first thing I missed once I graduated college and moved to LA wasn't the people I went to school with. It was writing essays. I missed writing essays! Then I missed the structure.
I mean, I'm a "creative type" who doesn't like rules and coloring inside the lines, but I do like knowing what to expect and knowing what crayons I have laying around.

So a struggling actress must create her own routines.

For instance. I wake up, I go to the bathroom, put in my contacts, and then sit for about five minutes reading Entertainment Weekly. Then I make my bed. Then I check my email, Twitter, and see if Di played her turn on Lexilous. That's what I do. Every single day. Monotonous? No! I have structure! It's great!

So when I have an audition and have to learn the sides, I have a ritual:
I read it over once, then highlight my lines, then go to my bedroom, light my frosting scented candle and break it down.

Rituals are of a huge importance in a struggling life. Plus, candles that smell like frosting make things feel like a piece of cake.

1 comment:

  1. I love rituals! My life is in a state of chaos at the moment and I'm reeeeally looking forward to some structure in the near future. ;)


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