At last, things have really been coming together! It's only been since May, but it has been a long trudge. In Six months I have learned how to use a mic, edit files, setup my closet and soundproof. Work on my range and vocal ability. I have been through an improv class and I'm now in an improv group. I've cut dozens of practice tracks, listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts (2 hours every day to work!), done vocal exercises in the car, read at least 5 books voiceover, and narrated (and edited) 2 full sized books (65K and 95K words), and built my website, opened Facebook, Twitter, Google Business and Soundcloud and YouTube. Fiveer and Voices.com accounts will be following shortly. And now I made my first 3 demos (Commercial, PSA, and Narration) and I'm working on my character demos. This all seemed to happen in a few weeks, but it's been a ton of research and learning and it just came to fruition the last week or so.
Not that I don't have a lot more to do! More website development, learning how to edit video, getting a following and marketing, get gigs to pay for better training and equipment. Learning how to make (and eventually get produced) professional demos) All this while having 45 hours a week +2 hour commutes to work.
I love this stuff though. I want this so badly, I want to be a part of this creative process. And now, being late into the game, I feel a great sense of urgency. And I have plans. And I really want to be more in charge of my own destiny (i.e. have my own business), because I finally got it through my head that no business is going to protect me and my family, no matter how much I work and give. Now I give to myself and family. I invest and believe in us. This risk is worth it. No more plan B's. Just Plan A's to the utmost. Which I have been doing for 6 months.