End Of The Year Reflections
Hello! I hope you liked last week’s On Their Way episode with Alex Williams. I think he struck a really good balance between giving information about training and health, and also talking about himself and the personal aspects of his journey. I hope you guys feel the same.
I have officially finished finals, so from now till January it is solely WGC time for me. I have created a new schedule for myself and I feel so fresh and ready to kick myself into high gear. That project I was talking about in last week's post (Retribution: A Radio Play) is getting recorded this week which I am super jazzed about, on account of the fact that the cast and crew is amazing. If you’ve been involved in audio dramas in the past please slide me a few tips! I really can’t wait to learn more about the process.
I am also in the process of securing my last two interviews for the bonus season of On Their Way. It is almost strange to think about the amount of effort it took to create the foundation of On Their Way and now creating new episodes is as simple as securing a guest, interviewing them, and editing the episode! I’m going to streamline it more, because I am sure that with time I’ll find ways to adjust the production process till it’s at maximum efficiency, but it is still odd to think about how the process has already improved so much.
Actually, evaluating processes is a majority of what I am going to be doing this week/month. It’s the end of the year, after all, I need to take a moment to assess what went well this year and what can be done better next year. Mostly, I’m focusing on the actual methods used to produce a show, the ability to gross profit, and the marketing plan. I’ll try to keep you guys abreast on those developments,as I think they will probably be pretty interesting.
Reflection is really useful (I know world-shattering revelation), but in both the personal and professional realm I have been doing a lot of reflecting and I think that is one of the most important things that I can do for my own health and the health of the business. The world moves so fast that it almost seems like it’s designed for someone to fall into a constant state of reaction. Reaction is good and necessary, but if it goes on uninterrupted then it can often prevent planning and God knows that a good plan can save a good deal of heartache.
I suppose in some ways this can be seen in the development of these blog posts. In the beginning it was a reaction to the gut feeling I had that I wasn't producing enough content (the need to overproduce in an attempt to hold on to a person’s attention is another problem, but I won’t get into it here), but that feeling exhausted itself because fear can only take you so far before it wipes you out. That’s why when I came back with these blogs I had a plan in place for when I would work on them and I had a better idea of what I would generally talk about. Even though I’m not just randomly making shows, I will be creating more plans this month to prepare for the quarters next year.
Lastly, the fact that I am thinking about crafting in-depth fie year plans and I am actually deeply excited to start really lets me know that I am doing the right thing. Imagine! Me! Excited about sitting in front of a computer, crunching numbers, and typing up reports that only I will read! I can’t overstate how thankful I am for this opportunity and chance, and I really can’t overstate how thankful I am that people like you care enough to read these blogs and listen to these episodes and follow WGC on social media. It’s really humbling and it makes my heart very full. Thank you.
Jade Madison Scott (she/her) is the founder of WGC Productions. If you wish to contact her please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org