If you are planning to still do magic and illusions I would stick with Houdini but if you not feeling it, you need to go with what moves you. and if you don't have much invested yet then change the theme
This is a killer post! pun intended.It's early enough in the season to make a course correction, but I often have to keep the philosophy, below, in mind:
Cheetahs make a great analogy for the value of focusing on a winning strategy. If you’ve ever carefully watched a cheetah go after a gazelle, you’ve noted that the cheetah will pick out one gazelle and start chasing it. The gazelle, being a herd animal, will often run into the herd. In the chase, other gazelles become closer, in fact I’ve seen a cheetah graze against other gazelles, but it keeps chasing the first gazelle. The Cheetah has a strategy, it picks out one gazelle and sticks to that goal no matter how many other “better opportunities” present themselves.
A good marketing plan is based on a good “situation analysis”. If you did a situation analysis for a cheetah, you’d look at its strengths (speed, up to sixty miles per hour) and its weaknesses (it can only run about 500 yards before it literally starts to overheat and has to stop). If it started chasing the nearest gazelle every time one became closer than the “goal”, it would quickly become overheated and go without a meal. The cheetah’s strategy is to concentrate its resources on one and only one gazelle, and with that strategy it survives.
This excerpt is geared toward marketing, but applies equally well to a lot of fields, including haunting.