Remaining Transparent: Booking
With the 7 Days project, one of my goals has been to be transparent with the process. I tend to be reclusive during my creative times, which is good for me in some ways, but maybe not so good in others. It felt really good to write about the process during the 7 Days, but since then I haven’t felt like I’ve kept up with that! So here’s what I’ve been up to:
I don’t particularly enjoy booking. Booking is hard. And it’s stressful.
Booking requires a pretty tough skin, because you’re inevitably going to get rejected, turned away, and ignored. That’s just part of the booking process. For every show you get confirmed, there are at least 4 that you didn’t hear anything back from or didn’t end up working out.
I don’t particularly have the toughest skin. And when I’m booking I get pretty emotionally invested in the process, which leaves me wide open to be very stressed out and disappointed at times.
However, it also leaves me open to get very excited and joyful when things work out and shows start coming together. And then, when you finally have it all lined up, the car is packed, and you hit the road for your first destination, all the stress sinks away leaving only excitement and a wonderful adventure to be had.
The 7 Days Tour begins April 20.
First dates coming to you tomorrow!