Thursday, July 27, 2006
I can't do this anymore. I can't be cheap about my work. I was asked to perform for almost nothing. I'd even have to pay my own airfare. When I was younger, I jumped at the chance to perform--anywhere. I was thrilled that someone--anyone--wanted to hear my words and watch me perform. Now, I know the time, effort, and money it takes to put on a show. In some venues, the fee offered would only have covered the cost of materials. I've had to say No to venues because it simply wasn't cost efficient for me to perform. In some cases, I'd lost money from my own pocket.