1. It’s fun to pretend. Like, the most fun
2. Bring words to life is exhilarating and magical (even more so when they’re your own words)
3. Creating a living, breathing person out of only an idea and ink on paper is one of the greatest and most rewarding things you can do besides being a parent (I’m guessing)
4. Watching someone or an audience react to your performance – tears, screams, or laughter – makes all the hard work, long hours, and lost sleep worth it
5. Applause feels pretty damn great
1. It’s really, really hard work unless you’re already famous or just plain lucky
2. Most of the work you do is awful and embarrassing, but you did it for the credit or to meet one person involved in the project only to find that they are actually a dick and you don’t want to work with them ever again
3. No one will see what you do unless you are famous or know someone famous to share it with their famous friends
4. It’s really, really, really easy to give up
5. Despite all the love, hard work, and countless hours of your life, the job ends and you have to work your ass off all over again for the next one
So, what do you do?
You just keep trying.
See you at the next open call.