I signed with my very first Voice Over Agent (TGMD) aprox. 7 weeks ago.
I am thrilled.
I have never felt so alive as a VO Actor to actually be AUDITIONING on a daily basis, and auditioning for A+ projects.
Just today, I went in for a radio spot-that I was perfect for.
While I was there, I was also handed a tv commercial (that I rocked), and a live announcer gig (one that would be a dream come true gig!), yet I haven't booked anything yet.
So now I have those thoughts.. you know the ones, "maybe I'm not really any good".... >"my past work has been a fluke"... "they've just been nice to me"... and the dreaded "how long before my agent drops me?".
I'm doing my damndest not to give volume to those thoughts, to let them come in, and pass right out.
I'm keeping my confidence level high, and with each audition, I leave the booth saying, that's the one, I got it, and simply feeling happiness and gratitude that I had the audition in the first place.
Last week tho, I mentioned to our booth director.... "I better book something soon".. it's been about 5 weeks.
Surprisingly, he came back at me with warmth, compassion, and wisdom,
he said "You will, in my experience it takes about 2-3 months when you get a new agent, it takes time for the casting directors to know who you are."
"Yeah?, 2-3 months?"
"Yes, he says, but you'll book something soon, you're great."
"Thanks", I say.
I walk out with confidence again, reassurance that my booth director does NOT think I suck, and that my agent will give me at least another month (I hope), before he begins to worry about my booking ratio.
So Im wondering, for any of you that read this,
how do you personally keep your spirits up in this stage of the VO Game.
I've got a great agent, I'm auditioning daily, now I need to BOOK.
Looking forward to hearing your input.