Hi everyone, I've been in the business almost 2 years and have never had a consistent show schedule. I work full-time, but started PC to eventually quit my FT job. I would love to hold 8 shows a month, but never have more than 4. When I started out, I had a very small circle of family/friends, so I didn't get off to a good start. I really want to succeed, but get discouraged easily. Today is an excellent point, which drove me to post this. Last week, my host for last Friday's show cancelled (had to go on a business trip that was carrying over an extra day - rescheduled for Aug 5th "tentatively"). Then, this Sunday, tonight's host called because her professor rescheduled her final exam for tonight (she already has outside orders.. I want to reschedule, but she doesn't answer phone). The final straw? I got a message today that tomorrow night's host came home to find her fridge had gone out, they have to repair it, she has no money to buy groceries or have people over (I haven't reached her yet to chat about it). Aargh!! My point in all this is that as I mentioned above, I'm really getting discouraged. How can get consistent when crazy things happen and everyone cancels?! I started getting back on the phone, calling past customers.. so far, no luck. Everyone has an excuse, isn't interested, or told me to call back in a month or 2. Any other ideas to try? Any advice is appreciated!!