Friday, May 21, 2010

Is it Secret? Is it Safe?

The most exciting part about my secret is the point where I am right now, therefore, I need to bring you into the loop. You see, it's one of those things that may never happen, but the exciting part is that it COULD happen. A close encounter with an adventure is almost as good as a real adventure. It's like looking at the presents under the tree before you open them. Dreaming about what COULD be is almost more thrilling than reality!

So here it is....

Once upon a time there was a girl who was very good at her boring old job (so boring, in fact, that she never talked about her job unless she was attempting to lull a family member or friend to sleep). One day she saw an announcement looking for talent in her particular field. She tossed the announcement in the garbage, but then it arrived at her desk again. She thought, what can it hurt?

She submitted some information and the recruiter responded right away. The recruiter told her that the development director REALLY liked her for talent! But then she waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, she gave up.

Even if they wanted her as talent for a reality TV show about her field of expertise, it didn't mean anything. The show might just be on a list of a hundred other show ideas that are passed over by some producer, and then forgotten forever. The show might grow roots and actually get a pilot out, but if no network wants the thing, it may rot away in some basement, never to see the light of day. If the network did take it on for size, it MIGHT have one season, but then, if it is so boring that nobody will watch it (did I fail to mention that not even my friends want me to talk about my job?) it goes off air, a fallen leaf on the network of TV programs begging for your time.

As I was saying, the recruiter passed her, er, my information along, and a month later (yesterday) I find an e-mail that wound up in my junk mail box ten days earlier. They are finally ready to take a closer look at this show. Is it too late? I e-mail and wait for a response...

Them: Sorry we couldn't get back with you sooner. May we call you?

Me: Yes.

Them: Tomorrow?

Me: Yes.

Today they called to interview me. At the end of an hour long discussion, the interviewer asked, "May we call you again next week? I would like to have you speak with [development director]. She wanted to speak with you today, but we just had a show picked up by TLC that they wanted right away, and she has had her hands full with that."

Those are the facts, folks. I am a realist while loving the dream, and even if it never happens, it's still exciting to be asked in the first place. That is my secret (er, one of them)! Shhhhhh!!! Don't tell!!!


  1. How exciting! I'll be watching and waiting for more news...

  2. This is cool!!! I can't wait to hear more about it!


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