Today is my 31st birthday! It feels good. I feel like I'm creeping closer and closer to my goals, and I am more aware than ever of what I need to do to get to where I want to be.
I haven't written a blog in a long time, and I am making it a new goal to put more focus and attention on that.
One of the biggest things I did this year was finish my book and get a publishing contract! I sent it to the publisher about a week ago. He is finishing editing it, and by next week I should have the contract, and be ready to move forward with picking out cover art! I'm so proud of this accomplishment. I actually cried when I finished it.
Always looking to the future, I've already begun working on my next book. The first one was a memior about my early childhood. The second book is going to be a picture book. I hope it'll be very funny, and will end up being something I can sell on comedy tours.
I had this extremely "high" moment where I made a video that made it onto World Star. Over night I had gained 6,000 instagram followers, and my following had risen to 15,000. I made a grave error where I argued with some prostitutes. A gang of them reported my account, and instagram decided to disable my account. I was really disappointed when that happened. Friends of mine (who have hundreds of thousands of followers) have assured me that I will eventually get my account back. Every day I send in multiple requests to instagram to ask them to review the case. My friends keep saying it will eventually work. It's been about a month now, though. It's been disheartening. Right as I gained momentum, I hit a brick wall. But... the good thing is, I learned from my mistakes. I know some people will always hate you when you are doing well, and I should have never engaged with those people. I should just stay focused on growing as an artist. I hope, every day, that I will get my account back. If and when I do, I will literally go through all 15,000 followers and block anyone who seems even remotely suspect. Even if I lost 5,000 followers doing that, it'd be worth it to me.
I have so many ideas for new content, but I've been putting everything on pause, waiting and waiting to get my account back.
The other great thing that happened was I was asked to headline the comedy portion of Imagine EDM festival in Atlanta. It went really, really well, and I made a great contact. I'm hoping it will lead to me headlining EDM festivals all over the country.
I also headlined the Baltimore Comedy Festival. It was a great experience, and I am so glad I did it. It was another great opportunity to make a lot of contacts.
And finally, last night I was asked to headline Fantasy Fest in Key West, Florida. It's next week on October 24th. I can't wait! I have a feeling it'll be my best show yet. It's exactly the type of crowd I should be performing in front of! I think the booker is going to be a really great contact too.
One more thing that's coming up... I plan on auditioning for America's Got Talent in December!!! I am very nervous, but very excited. I need two "clean" minutes of my act. That shouldn't be THAT difficult, but when you're The Stripper Comedian, it's very, very difficult! I watched several seasons of AGT and have been studying the acts. There have been other acts that were based on being sexy, and there have been other acts where people stripped. The difference, though, is that anyone on that show who has ever stripped has been physically unattractive. I am very curious to see what will happen if I wear the same type of outfit, same type of coverage, but try to do a "clean" version of my act, where I don't swear or talk about getting cummed on.
I have about 2 months left until this year is over. Tonight I am going to look back on my post from December and see where I am with the goals I had set. If I can squeeze out another big goal before the year ends, I think I will feel quite successful.
Here's to 31 years old!