I am finding the process of taking a show to Edinburgh stressful. Does that happen to everyone?
The venue (theSpaceUK) has been brilliant, and has sent me a booklet with all the important things to do and the dates by which to do them. They also email me before every deadline, which in at least one case has stopped me missing something important.
I've had so much advice from friends of friends. How to write a press release, how to do digital marketing, when to flier.
And the outcome has been that I've ended up with a big fat to do list that just makes me want to hide my head under a duvet somewhere. And that's even before working on the show itself!
So how fantastic to talk to Anna Sheard this week, who is helping me with my marketing. She loves the show, the understands the point of it better than I do (no really, when someone asks me "so what's your show about?" I just freeze), she has ideas for what to do to get it out there and even better she is helping to actually do the things and lightening my load.
This week, for the first time since I committed to do this, I'm starting to think that it might be fun to do a show. And maybe even to market it.
Zoe is an actress and sci-fi writer currently appearing in several short films on the festival circuit.
Online you can see her in the short film Symptoms free on Amazon Prime or in the first episode of the Silent Eye sci-fi show on Amazon.