The thing about work is, most of the times you don't get work. It doesn't just fall into your lap. You have to go look for it, and try finding it. That's the only way you can continually expand and there is no other way to it.
Something similar happened around December last year. The two months before hadn't been particularly fruitful in terms of work and challenges. I decided to scourge the Internet for some work. I got plenty of leads, there was no dearth of opportunities. But most of them wouldn't get me much. After tirelessly going through postings on the Internet for a few days, I finally arrived at one in an Internet forum. It was about a game studio looking for somebody who could provide music and sound for their games. I quickly jotted down their E-mail.
A few days after sending the trial music, The studio got in touch with me. They liked the music I made and decided they'd give me the opportunity to score music for their next game.