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Friday, December 9, 2011

Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 1009: What do you do when nothing's happening and you feel frustrated?

It sounds like you're asking me personally, so I'll answer you personally. When I feel frustrated or things aren't happening at the speed I'd like them to, I get back to what got me into this business to begin with. My creativity.

I used to take acting classes and it was so fulfilling.The past year, I've gone back to my other love... writing. And not writing for my business either! Strictly creative writing. I just published a fiction book which I'll be sharing with you soon. In the past, writing has turned into 4 produced projects.

If I'm so bummed out that the creative juices aren't flowing, I pop in one of my go-to rom coms. Without fail, Pretty Woman, The Family Man, Notting Hill, and two piles high of others, stimulate ideas, while I'm watching, or when I'm dreaming, or while I'm driving and on and on. It's not long before I'm back at my laptop typing out what the characters request of me.

That's my method. I'm sure there are others out there who may want to share, so let's hear from you.

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