I think it’s awesome that you’re letting yourself be creative and explore different paths! I totally feel where you’re coming from. If you aren’t sure which one to dedicate your time to yet why not make a schedule that includes all of these options?
I think making some kind of schedule up is probably the best way to go about it and still stay active in each area. I think I just need want more time to do each thing. There’s a few other things I really want to get into to but there just isn’t enough time and I feel like the more projects I start the more I half ass other things.
heroicbanter replied to your post: I think I need to pick a craft. I say it’s okay to pace yourself, you pickup the skills along the way.
That’s basically what I’ve been doing but I want to do more of everything plus some other stuff.
Over the last two years or so I’ve become really interested in performing stand-up, improv and writing. Last week a local comedian kind of called me out for half-assing my stand-up by only performing once or twice a week when there are a lot more opportunities to perform. He wasn’t wrong though, he said I can write solid material but I needed to work on performing more. I kind of feel like my other interest are holding me back from performing stand-up more. I kind of wish I didn’t need to sleep and could use all 24 hours of the day.
I have a lot of story ideas I want to write but I instead I spend my free time running out to bars to tell jokes to the same people week after week. I want to write more but I feel like I’m being pulled in a few different directions.
I think if I were to just choose something to place all of my focus on it would be good. Whatever would come out of it would be good. I think I might want to be really good at one thing instead of mediocre at five things.
I’m thinking of just dedicating a month at a time to one craft. Like June will be my improv month where I’ll see a bunch of shows and practice a bunch. July will be my writing month where I’m just not going to leave my bedroom until I have so many pages typed of the script I’ve been working on. August I’ll perform stand-up every night I can and get better at that.
The only draw back to this is I know I’d miss one of them during the off months.
I feel like I’m just bitching now. I just need to win the lottery so I wont have to work and will have time to give more of myself to whatever I want.
If anyone’s got advice it wont be ignored.
I had my first actual improv practice in about 6 months tonight and its seriously one of the best feeling in the world being able to make shit up literally out of nothing and have a great time with people who are practically strangers.