From Patreon Post on Aug 13, 2019:
I head out tomorrow!
Kitty caregiver- check! (Thank you Auntie M!!!)
Posters- check! EPK- check! DCP- check! Press lists- check!
New outfits that actually fit my new Austin body- check! Haircut- check! Eyebrows- check!
Invitations sent- check! After-party arranged- check! Tech check requested- check!
Brain in my head...hmmmm. Yes. I believe it's there:)
Thank you all so much for your support! As we make our way toward the screening, I have had to deal with some overwhelm. Not only are we premiering but I want to be able to use this event and the events surrounding it to gather more followers and patrons so I have been working on putting together something new as well as keeping up with the STUCK basics.
To deal with this overwhelm I clarified and simplified my purpose/goals.
Primary purpose: Celebrate!
Secondary purpose: Finish out my obligations to backers/team.
Let god and WTxFF take care of: broadening our audience. I just need to show up.
The by-product: an increase in patronage.
The increase in patronage was stressing me out--I'm still rebuilding my financial life so this goal was front and center. For my sanity I had to adjust it to being a by-product and trust that if I keep doing what I am doing what I need will show up. We'll see where I am at on that after the fest;)
I have attached the program for WTxFF for those of you who can't attend or are living vicariously:)
I will not be attending everything- the compulsion is there. But self care for this introvert requires downtime in my room or in the pool. So here is what I plan to do.
Wed: arrive in Dallas
Thursday: admin/social media/finish the blogs due for my other job/Red Carpet/Maybe the opening night movie/a little time at the opening night party.
Friday: admin/any pop-up interviews/rest because I won't have my two days off this week/greet Jenny Maguire!
Saturday: Sit on the Fundraising panel/press junket/Red Carpet
Sunday: Awards Brunch/Maybe Roundtable/Screening/After Party/Maybe the Closing night party.
Monday: Go home/ kiss kitties/get ready for the work week:)
And somewhere in there is a trip to the Spiral Diner to eat vegan chicken fried steak sandwiches and chocolate shakes!
More to come....