Welcome, everybody! This is the professional website for my work as an actor and writer. And, while there’s plenty of places on the website where you can see what I’ve done in the past, this blog – the inaugural post of which you’re now reading - will detail, among other things, what I’m working on right now.
So, what am I working on right now?
Well, I’m writing this blog.
Flippant as that sounds, it’s the truth – right now, at this moment, this blog is what I’m writing. I have other writing projects in the works, but I’m not working on them during the time in which I’m writing this blog. And in order to get other people to know about and care about those other projects, I need to get the word out about them – hence the need for this blog, which, instead of those projects, is what I’m writing now.
Now, writing a blog instead of the other projects they intend to write is the sort of thing that can make a person feel, deep down, that they’re a fraud – just pretending to be a writer. But the thing of it is, I’m also an actor, and pretending to be a writer is a perfectly plausible thing for an actor to do. Especially since, as actors know, the best pretending requires an element of truth in it, so acting like a writer means you are indeed a writer. And as an added bonus, promoting your acting on the blog you’re writing means you might be able to generate further acting work. Of course, time spent acting means time not spent writing, unless you’re acting like an actor by writing your blog.
So I’m writing this blog about acting and writing in order to act like a writer, which is what I am when I’m not an actor, even though I’m acting right now by acting like a writer, even though I have to actually write about acting in order to act like a writer, in order to generate further work as a writer and an actor, about which I’ll then write in this blog in order to act like a writer.
Oh, well. Beats catering.
Posted on February 10, 2016
by Michael C. O'Day