Sunday, 17 July 2011
Let me put it this way: when I tell people about it, they get really excited and wish it could be them. It goes something like this: I watch TV all day and read scripts and treatments for new shows and then I get to write stories about them. Really. That's how good it is. And as I said it pays the bills and then some. I know, it's mad isn't it? I'm like a couch potato in a pin stripe suit! Of course, the pace is pretty relentless and I'm having to adjust to working long hours, a long commute, meeting tight deadlines and working with others but all in all it's pretty cool.
Let me put it another way: I've been there for 5 weeks and I still like it.
Does this mean I've given up on acting? No. But a girl's got to eat and unless I start growing vegetables on our window sill and keeping chickens on the landing, I'm going to carry on doing the weekly shopping at Tesco's and last time I checked they only took cash or card.
Am I going to miss acting? Yes. Do I feel like I've given up? What I've come to realise is that once you become an actor, that's it. You're it. Whether or not I attend auditions I'm still an actor.
So, do I feel like I've given up? I hope not. I try not to think about it in that way. I just see this as adding another string to my bow, getting experience. I've got 3 novels in development, one piece of non-fiction, and this new blog to keep track of things. Onwards and upwards.
Who knows what my next incarnation will be?