This Money Needs A Little Salt...
I just ate about $35. Damn damn damn. I signed up for a slew of seminars the week before last, and, according to my memory, these new ones began this week and lasted through October. So, I was sort of procrastinating on putting the dates in my Yahoo calender (where you can have reminders emailed and/or texted to you - I love my Yahoo calendar!)... Big mistake.
I just sat down to enter those dates when I noticed that the very first one was for 9/23. Fuck. And it was with an agency that was described as "a great starter". Granted, commercially I don't need a starter agency, but legitimately I do. Or maybe I should just shoot higher...
Whatever. POINT IS: Get your ass organized.
I will try not to spend the rest of the day kicking myself for my bone-headed move. Instead, I will begin swatting all the little gnats that I have been ignoring: working on my long-since abandoned acting binder, organizing thank you's and postcards informing select commercial agents about my 2 recent union callbacks, contacting people I had theatre auditions with who'd asked me to keep in touch, trying to get my latest commercials in some sort of format that I can upload and edit for my reel, etc.
Ok, maybe I will kick myself a little bit. Damn damn damn.
It's hard being in business for yourself. Obviously - I mean, this is why people have assistants and managers and mothers. I know I'm not the fist person to fuck up. And I usually do a pretty good job otherwise. I keep spreadsheets of who I've seen and mailed to, for chrissakes! Spreadsheets. No joke.
It's also good to note that I did sort of load up on these seminars out of desperation/frustration, and, I think, not with a completely clear mind and plan of attack which also sort of led to my fumbling the ball. I did, however, make sure not to schedule 2 on the same night - like I did last time (although that did sort of work in my favor since the CD I met first gave me some advice on my mono which I then did an hour later for an agent at another venue who said it was amazing).
I know I said I'd chillax and not act out of fear of lack of progress - and I am. Trying to. Basically. I need to clean-up the home base and my resources and make sure I'm on-point for what I have scheduled coming up.