I didn't go to the second audition thing. And no, I didn't chicken out! The director asked me to instead come to the callback. What's a callback? It means you're through the first part of the process, and at this point the actors are being matched to the roles.
And that also means that I am now competing for the role. What? Competing? OOOOH! Suddenly the competitive instinct in me, dormant for several years, is awakening...and it's hungry. Stay tuned.