Okay, I know my blog has been all about my friggin’ D Words show lately, but I’m on this never ending quest to inspire you to share your own talents with the world, and so I must share my lessons learned.
At this point, I have 13 performances under my belt, and it wasn’t until number 8 that I feel the show found its groove. Remember how I was ready to quit after my 2/25 show and then the next day I made some changes and knocked it out of the park? So on 2/26, I launched what I consider to be The D Words verson 2.0. Not that 1.0 absolutely sucked; I got lots of positive feedback an encouraging review in www.Living-Las–Vegas.com. In fact, one couple came to see the show twice within those first weeks (!), but I knew it just wasn’t there yet.
God willing, there will be a v3.0 and 4.0 and who knows how many incarnations down the line as I consider how I can make the show better and better. That’s all part of the creative process. When I look at the early days of this blog, it’s obvious that it took me a while to figure out what it was going to be. (Do any of you remember the grammar lessons I used to post?!) And believe me, the early drafts of Bastard Husband look nothing like what ended up in book form!
Oh, how I love my Ricky Gervais!
My sister Lori says that when a creation is fresh out of the birth canal, you’re gonna have to wipe some shit off. My point—and my advice to you—is don’t put off starting a project because you’re afraid it won’t be perfect. It will gradually evolve into what you want it to be, as long as you continue to work on it.
I saw this post on Facebook today from my comic friend John Hilder. He’s from Utah (and therefore has a wealth of material—ha!) and is a fine comic and truly nice guy. He'll be at The Riviera Comedy club next week--check him out if you have a chance.
John Hilder is not sure what would be more painful: Getting stabbed repeatedly for 30 straight minutes or bombing on stage for 30 straight minutes. I just did the second one so if anyone would like to come stab me for a half an hour or so for comparison's sake let me know.Yep. That’s just gonna happen.