”Where are the bookings?” More specifically, “Where are MY bookings?” I certainly don’t know. It’s not slow, people are booking, it’s just not me. It seems as time goes on there has been more and more space in between my bookings. I wish I had an answer for it, but I don’t. I’m auditioning better and studying more, but the results are not what I’d hope as of yet. I even shot photos specifically for my print agent, but that hasn’t lead to even one appointment for a print job. Not even an appointment.
I’m seeing success all around me, but I’m not seeing tangible results for myself. At the same time I feel very strongly that I’m doing the right thing in participating in my quest to move forward in my career. It’s funny, I sometimes go back and read old entries that I’ve written and I hardly recognize the excitement and strides I was making back then. I’d hoped that, by now, I’d be MUCH further along than I presently am. I don’t know why I am not. I do know that there are plenty of, now successful actors’, that lived the same story I’m living now before hitting that next level. They catered, did construction, were fitness trainers, served burgers, made drinks, etc. I have no question that I’m doing the right thing by staying engaged and not giving up my place in line.
It seems that I can hardly watch TV, film or a commercial without seeing some sort of connection to a person, a production or a product. It might be a very obscure connection, but a connection nonetheless. I feel like I have no more than 6 degrees of separation from everyone in the industry. Of course that’s not true, but often times it seems that way.
I, like many and most actors, just want to see more results. I also know that I’ll have to be patient. This is not a sprint it’s certainly a journey.
Lastly, I definitely want to thank my representatives and the casting directors that continue to support me and believe that “I can do this!”