I’ve been having this problem lately: I’ve been tired, busy, had personal-life issues, which is why I haven’t posted in a while, and I’ve found myself not home most days of the week. These are all excuses that I don’t want to get in the way of comedy, so I had to figure out what to do about it.
I realized I had to be able to write anywhere. Most comics carry around a notebook wherever they go, but a notebook isn’t how I write (I’ll cover that in another post).
I’ve started recording myself using my phone in order to write jokes, and I have my phone with me all the time. This was perfect. Now, I can’t use it during work–well, I could, but I’m trying to convey an air of sanity to my bosses and co-workers. I want to show them I’m ready for more responsibility and more pay, not more medication. But as soon as I got off work, I decided to unload my ideas.
I sat in my car and got it all out of my system, every idea that had been stewing in the back of my mind all day.
So basically, life gets hectic, and you can’t always wait for things to be perfect all time if you’re going to write jokes. Find a way so you can write even if something comes up.