Tuesday, September 7, 2010

still excited

Yes, I'm working on my vocal exercise CD and I'm very excited about it! I don't know if it will sell, but I'm having fun in the process. I've already recorded the tracks and vocals, which was very hard work! I have to go tweek a few things here and there, but for the most part the recording is done. Now I'm working on the book text. I didn't realize I had so much knowledge about singing inside of me! After all these years I've accumulated a lot of knowledge! Who knows, maybe this will end up like so many of my projects -finished but not selling. All of my CD's have sat in boxes for years...I had high hopes for all of them too! But this feels right! And I know that when I'm excited about something, I continue to put the energy into it - not just in the creation of it, but in the marketing of it and following through on getting it out into the world. I think I always dropped the ball on my other projects because I didn't know what to do once it was released. But suddenly I feel I have SO many ideas on how to promote it - I never knew I was a marketing guru! I still have so much to do and time is always limited because I am still teaching daily, so I have to work around my schedule. But every day I look forward to getting up and working on it. I haven't given up on my songwriting, I'm just taking a little break to work on this. And I'm using this as an example to see if I can get it going, and then apply the same techniques to my songwriting. I just need to get the songs out into the world. It's not that they're not worthy of success, or that I'm not worthy of success, or any of that less-than thinking. It's just that no one knows who I am or what my songs sound like - they're just not out in the world for people to hear and listen to. So I have to market them just as I'm learning to market my vocal CD. Same principles. So this project is leading me to my higher goal of being a successful singer/songwriter. One thing at a time - patience and persistence!!