Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Writer’s Diet Experiment, Day 7

I made it! A solid week of daily blogging about my life as a writer/actor/busy bee. I hope everyone found this slice of my life interesting. Looking back on all the things I did every day to build and drive my career, my main thought is this – no wonder I don’t have time for the gym!

This Sunday morning, I slept in. I mean, really slept in. I had a delicious romantic comedy dream starring Josh Charles and laid in bed for at least 30 minutes trying to figure out if I could actually turn it into a script. Many of my story ideas come to me in dreams, but this time I decided to move on. The story had already been done a million times – which is why it probably crept into my dream.

A few hours writing in bed, then moved to my desk to catch up on online acting submissions. I try to submit myself every day to projects on Actors Access, LA Casting, & NOW Casting, but I was a few days behind.

Even though I prefer to be paid for my acting work, I always look for compelling short films & student projects because they’re great opportunities to get on camera and try new things.

I also put a headshot in the mail for the next ABC|Disney Talent Showcase. I dug out this self-inking stamp I had made when hard copy submissions were the standard. I haven’t used it in ages.

These talent showcases used to be called diversity showcases, but all the networks have taken the word diversity out of their programs. Presumably to focus on a wider pool of talent development, but don’t white actors already have plenty of opportunity? Just saying...

This afternoon was my Relax & Write recital, where everyone read five-minute pieces of writing they’d done in class. The house was packed with people, good food, and beautiful words. I read my fiction piece inspired by the bench in (500) Days of Summer.

Well, that’s a wrap on my Writer’s Diet Experiment! Let me know what you liked about my daily reports below. Otherwise, we now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.


  1. i loved reading about your week! i want more.

  2. awesome week!!! don't stop blogging, really enjoyed reading about the life and work of an actress. it's exciting to see all of the projects you're involved in.

    i wonder if there will ever be an Asian American actors showcase. how cool would that be?

    by the way, just started watching a new tv series called "Suits". I think you'd really like it. in the first episode they already started bashing Harvard kids ( GO MIT! ).

    looking forward to more blog posts. take care!