In early October of this year (2006) I wrote a post here about Noel and his efforts to find voiceover work, especially regarding his efforts to find work through Voice123.com, based on some email messages I had received from him.
Today, Noel wrote to say that he’d been cast for his first paying gig through Voice123.com. Good for you, Noel. May there be many more.
And if you’re reading this and thinking, “I’m still looking for my first voiceover work,” realize this: the overwhelming majority of people trying to make it in voiceover work never make a career of it; just like the vast majority of acting hopefuls in Hollywood never make a career in the movies or television. But, if voiceover is something you love…something you can’t imagine living without…then don’t quit. At least, not until you’ve given yourself a real shot at realizing this dream.
However, you must remember that there are things more important that your dream. If you are married, and especially if you have children, don’t jeopardize your family for your dream…because if you do, even if you reach your dream it will turn to dust in your hands. Do what you have to do…but don’t betray the people who are counting on you. It’s not worth it.