So there is this event that happens locally in your neighbourhood called Live Your Legend. And basically for a creative type as myself, it’s a good focusing strategy and allows to ask a community for resources that I normally would not be able to.
Also looking at this immediate list of things to do, I might have too much on my plate. I know I can’t do everything, but it’s better to do and create things, than to sit back and watch other art going on and get frustrated creatively.
It breaks down in to 3 things. What are you building? What do you need help with? and What is that Next Step?
September Goals – Live Art
1 – Building – Sept.17 and 18th Burlesque show! – Tickets @ http://www.ontheboards.ca/ Done! Performers confirmed! Volunteers about to be wrangled! Handbills being handed out wherever I go. Merch acquired!
2 Need Help with – Costumes for personal performance(s) – Asked for help, getting help, sourcing materials. Merch Table presentation – delegating to volunteers.
3 Next Step is To – Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse, make list of everything, double check it, apply magic wizard beard powers.
1- Building – Nov.27 and 28th AND February Burlesque Show!
2 Need Help with – Look into this after September show. But keep on LYL list to do.
3 Next Step is To – Confirm performer availability, TIP, Calgary/Edmonton/Vancouver/Victoria and other Poet/Burlesque
September Goals – Words / Manuscripts / Novels
1 – Building – Query Letters for Manuscripts : 1 down, 1 to go #AmWriting #MSWL
2A – Need Help with – Beta Readers need to get their reading done by end of September.
2B – Sourcing potential agents through #mswl on twitter https://querytracker.net/ AND from other people who are looking for the same resources.
3 – Next Step is To – Finish other Query Letter/Pitch, finalize hand edits on paper, plan redraft options and schedule, schedule, schedule. Keep writing in all those little 5 minute open time, like when you’re on a webpage making lists… that’s writing, right?
September Goals – Health
1 Building – Simple Yoga stretching Routine, include Yin, meditation, breathing, more walking.
2 Need Help with – Schedule routine, and developing own series of stretches,
3 Next Step is To – Check Yoga membership price, see if volunteer for karma classes/Voiceover
September Goals – Mental
1 Building – Journaling, need to do a daily pages/journal. Meditation
2 Need Help with – Keeping up a daily habit of Journaling just all the random thoughts to clear head, so current mood is not affecting projects/characters in story. Taking time to set aside all the other things, stretch, and write.
3 Next Step is to – Pick a random empty journal, and start using it. Get really good pen.
Continually Living a Legend of Myself (that sounded really pretentious, didn’t it?)
1 Building – Writing : awesome fiction! Voiceovers for potential income stream. Video/Audio of performances for demo tape. Internet platform with fun merchandise/content. Develop a type of workshop that I can teach in person/online. Have more Tacos.
2 Need Help with – Finishing all the projects. Prioritizing and delegating things I don’t know how to do, so they can get done AND learning how to do it on the way.
3 Next Step is To – Do it, just start doing it. Something/Anything. Better to have it done, and start doing it better. Cannot start doing anything better, without finishing at least one thing.
What are you building? What do you need help with? and What is that Next Step?