Thursday, April 21, 2011

Are You There Readers? It's Me, Holly

Alright, I admit it, I'm a horrible blogger and I'm okay with that. The way I see it, if I wrote every single day, you'd get tired of me and I'd run out of things to say. At least this way, I have time to reflect and you don't end up reading about the red sock that found its way into the whites or that I'm having a fat day... again. No, this way definitely works out better for us all. So what could I have possibly been reflecting on for the last six freakin' months!? Must be earth shattering!!

Earth shattering, no, revealing, maybe. I don't have many deep thoughts. Mostly because my memory is so bad that I'll forget the reason I was contemplating before I even get to the good part. I miss my memory. In any event, one of the last times I blogged was on The Mama Dramalogues and I wrote about how I wanted to finally get back into acting and start doing something just for me.

Well, I applied three times to one agent and once to my old agent, and alas, no call backs. Part of me is a little bummed, but a bigger part of me is just relieved. Yes, I am absolutely terrified of success. Which is weird, because most people are afraid of failing. I'm confident I can succeed, but success... now that scares the shit out of me.

Rather than take the agent rejection in a comfy fetal position, I'm enrolling in some film acting classes, something I've never done before. Most of my experience is in community theatre with only one industrial film under my belt. But you know what? I only had 4 auditions with my previous agent; I landed the first one, was first runner up for the second and didn't make the cut for the other two. Not a terrible track record, so I should probably give it another go.

It's been years since I've even done theatre, so I thought taking this acting class would be a great way to update my resume and give me some formal training. Our first class is this Sunday, and while I keep trying to talk myself out of going (there's that fear again), I'm going to suck it up and go. I'll keep you posted! And not just six months from now.


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2 comments:

Marisa Hopkins said...

HOLLLLLLLYYYYY! I'm so happy to see you back! And more than that, I'm so happy to see you working toward your dream!! I just signed up for a class on editing, so that I can learn all I can and edit my book the right way, in order to land myself an agent. YOU AND ME = LIKE MINDS. I guess that is why you're my doppelganger. :)

I'm rooting you on every step of the way, m'dear! So happy to see you back!

AlyGatr said...

OMg....HOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! I've totally been wondering where the hell you were. I was afraid I was going to have to call Project Blue Book (oh no wait, sorry, that ended back in the 70's) and ask them to find out if aliens had abducted you! Missed ya, woman. Film acting classes...very cool. I'm glad you are doing what you love. Don't be a stranger, ya hear?

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