I am sort of excited for this adventure. How will I fare, emotionally? Sometimes too many open calls breaks down my spirit, and leaves me with a "why am I doing this" glaze. Will my auditions improve? I noticed that I am more focused in the middle of the week than at the beginning or end. How many of the same girls will I see daily? I'm thinking of it as a personal test.
As I see it, being an unemployed actor does not mean that you are out of work. The business of auditioning is the work. Being prepared, showing up early in the morning, staying positive among daily rejection all goes into the job of finding another job.
The first audition up at bat was an open call for the Disney theme parks. Arriving an hour early, the line had already snaked through the room and was out the holding room door. With waiting in line for an hour, I was only number 100. There were at least 300 people waiting.