"Carmen" closed this past Thursday. We had our last show at Michigan State University's Wharton Center. It was a really cool experience. I am so glad that I did it and I hope to do it again in the near future.
As far as my writing gig/internship goes. It is still going very well and from the feedback I have been getting from my boss and a few other managers at the organization, they are probably going to hire me in this summer, which would be absolutely wonderful. I get to write and I am getting my name out there.
Speaking of getting my name out there, I recently queried several newspapers regarding entertainment reporting/freelancing. It's important to keep your name out there and let people know who you are. Opportunities can't come to you if you don't keep your name floating out there for editors, publishers, agents, etc. So, I have really been focusing on that this week. You never know what can come from putting your work and resume out there for people to see. For example, a couple of years ago I wrote an editor at a Michigan magazine about a freelance opportunity for an article that I really wanted to write. She ended up calling me and she told me that I seemed to be a go-getter and she would love for me to intern with the magazine. I did that for a little bit before I moved to Vegas and what was only going to be one freelance article turned into three features for me to add to my portfolio. You just never know what can happen, so you just have to keep yourself out there.
Also, I plan on doing some querying regarding my book. Although, I am planning to self-publish my first manuscript by the end of the year while I am waiting on a deal. You have to be proactive about these things.
On the acting front, I am keeping myself out there and I have a couple of things in the works and some auditions I am pursuing. I will let you know how that goes. I really want to do some musical theater this year. So, hopefully that comes to light.
I am really excited about the future. I have found numerous projects to keep in mind for this year and next year as well.
Have a good night and hopefully there is more good news to come as I pursue the dream.
P.s. I am thinking about going back to school this fall. We'll see...