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2013 to be even awesomer!

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the other day i was looking over an old post of mine about my goals for 2012.  reflecting back on this year, i realized that i pretty much accomplished everything on that list!  i got into the union. i’ve been working/shooting on a webseries i’ve created (it’s still in the editing phase, so i’ll unveil it when it’s ready).  i got a great team, including a theatrical agent that believes in me and just in time for pilot season, a hardworking manager, and an incredible teacher/coach.  my teacher has even stated that i’ve improved and i do find myself much more confident in the audition room.  working on the craft, i’ve also read a few acting books and am about to finish an actor prepares that was also read by chris nolan.  making connections, i’ve gone to a number of casting director workshops and have met tons of CDs around town, so the seeds have been planted.  got this website going to feature my stuff too.  aside from all the acting and to add some more points on the creative front, i finished writing my first novel through nanowrimo, and i recorded two more rap songs (soundcloud.com/t-nacious).  all in all, i’m an OG!:D

but enough of patting myself on the back, i realized that by putting down my goals, i was able to accomplish them. thus, i will be doing the same for 2013 and we’ll just call it self-proclaim prophecies. 😉 in no particular order i will:

1. book at least one co-star role

2. go on at least three auditions/month (at least one theatrical audition/month, must submit myself more)

3. meet one person a month in the industry and make a connection (follow up with postcards, updates, letters)

4. edit webseries and launch a video a week starting in march (also to add on reel)

5. record rap video for one of my songs (probably for the f*ck you iceberg song and to add on reel too)

now as for my novel.  i know in my last post i said that it was scary to even think of letting someone else read my novel.  but one of my friends was very persistent and offered his expertise (he majored in english) to look it over and provide feedback.  here’s the thing, i really respect my friend’s opinion and i was afraid that if he were to read it and not like it, i would have to make peace that i had no right to write.  giving him the manuscript i told him to read the entire thing before he could say anything (who knows?  he could hate the beginning and maybe find redeeming qualities later?).  anyways, i was very apprehensive and nervous just waiting for his inevitable let down, and after a few days he sent me an email saying he … loved it.  hahahah!  yes! i know it doesn’t matter what other people think as long as you have confidence in your work, but to tell the truth, it doesn’t hurt to have someone else agree with you!  because i respect my friend’s opinion so much, and the fact that he likes my novel, only validates me and my work.  i can’t deny it feels great and gives me a great sense of self-confidence and pride.  of course there’s a ton of editing to be done and passages to add and rework, but he liked its core, its essence, its me-ness.  granted, he’s a friend, and i always feel friends are your personal fans, but so what?? i feel good! anyways, i’ve sidetracked and to bring it back, because of this boost of confidence, i have some self-proclaimed prophecies for this as well:

6. edit novel (find more peers to read it and find a professional editor)

7. find literary agent (research agencies, send query letters)

whew.  that’s 7 things to do in 2013.  i’m super excited and i think these things are totally achievable with hard work and a good attitude.  thank you 2012 you’ve been awesome, can’t wait for 2013 to be even awesomer!

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Author: MsThiNguyen

Thi Nguyen likes Netflix on rainy days, fervent discussions on crime mysteries and anything Star Wars. She is highly inspired to learn from all walks of life and is driven to work with passionate and creative people. Check out her creative process/progress and her videos at www.msthinguyen.com.

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