This week, summer finally arrived. But, Julia, it's been pretty warm out for weeks. And school's been out for a month.
That stuff is irrelevant. Because in acting-land summer is when EVERYTHING slows down. Not everything stops, but shows are in reruns, people are on vacation, and not a lot happens in L.A.
Don't freak out.
This is normal. It will pick back up during August when fall pilot season rolls around again. There will be some stuff casting (some Voice Over, some commercials) but on the whole, there is about 1/4 to 1/3 the amount of activity as during the fall and spring.
This would be a great time to take that improv class I've been nagging you about. (I haven't been? Consider this the nagging.) Go get new headshots. Honestly, do I love your photos? Do you?
If you are trying to figure out when to travel. Now. Now is the answer. But of course you are going to book out. Because you always book out. Right?
Bottom line, if you are worried because you just signed with this new fantastic agency with nothing on the walls at the office except a talent agency license and a Disney castle, and you aren't going out at all... don't. You will. Because I think you are great. And I'm working my ass off for you. And maybe it doesn't show yet, but I'm putting your face in front of Casting Directors, and tweeting about your comedy shows, and sending CDs emails about what my awesome clients are up to. And in the fall the work will show.
So, stay cool. Stay hydrated. And don't freak out.