This is what everyone says. They're going to write a script, they're going to start a theatre company, they're going to make an acting reel.
Their projects always sound great and you always say 'you should do it!' But how often does that project get completed?
There's a big myth that 'the industry' is some big baddie trying to keep you out. But those who are doing the work are only doing the work because they're the ones doing the work.
You resist making the short film or doing a one man play or starting a sitcom pilot because you fear you're not quite ready, you're worried it'll suck.
Here's the truth: it probably will suck!
But it's meant to! Nobody is a genius right out the gate. No-one. Don't mistake genius with some 5 year old winning a talent show. Those freaks mean nothing to no-one and they're not artists.
You wanna write or act or direct or do anything in this industry? You gotta get down in the mud and produce some terrible work.
If you keep creating, you keep getting better. People respect those who are making films. An actor who does a short film on their camera phone is more respected than the actor who sits in Starbucks bitching about Casting Directors. We live on the internet now and everyone can see how productive we are. You can show the world who you are in any way you choose.
You get good by working. Don't rust! Don't give up! Every moment spent poking someone on Facebook is a moment you could be developing a character or working on some dialogue.
Don't make the mistake of thinking your artistic destiny is in anyone's hands but yours.