As the next step in sharing my Minnesota Brass adventure, I promised to get a bit of video so that you can see what I’m working on if you’ve never seen a color guard before. Also, I’m tired of text, text, text. So one day as the temp hovered around 6 degrees, I took my phone during my driveway practice session. Here’s a snippet of a flag routine:
In case you’re wondering, it’s supposed to look a lot better than that. Flowy, energetic, coordinated…I would like to use the fact that I’m bundled up in three layers top and bottom plus gloves as an excuse, but the truth is that that’s just a small part of the issues with this.
But I’m sharing it for a few reasons:
1) So you can see what I keep blathering on about.
2) To prove that I actually AM practicing in my driveway. Yes, I am the neighborhood kook.
3) To provide comparison for down the road when I hopefully improve:>)
I’m also sharing it because it seems only right. I get a little impatient with writers who are afraid to share their work for feedback. I mean, everyone gets a bit nervous about that, but if you let fear stop you, how will you get better?
I’m not looking for feedback here, of course–I get that in spades at practice. But if I don’t want writers to be shy about sharing their efforts, I figure I can’t get away with being shy about sharing my own attempts, no matter what the arena.
And I’m wondering…what are you working on in your life (writing or otherwise) that might improve if you share it with others and get some advice/feedback?