“Keep writing. Keep going. One foot in front of the other.” I keep telling myself.
Been introspective for the past year of so. I’ve been writing another group of songs.
I’ve also been working on a new project which has taken some time to take form. It began as a song alone and has grown into a children’s book / song called Very Happy Day.
It’s led to a couple of really interesting collaborations. Pip Craighead has done the illustrations. Tom Freund recorded the song as a duet with me.
More to come.
I’ve learned a few things, in the last eight months, about the process of self-promotion as a musician / artist. It’s not a comfortable place for me to dwell in… It’s uncomfortable, for me, to feel like I need to be saying “look at me — look at me” when what I do actually comes from a very quiet, introverted place.
I’ve found that most of the time, things move really slowly. Mostly you send out the emails and wait… but gradually, a few things have come back to me for my efforts. I’ve gotten a couple of nice reviews recently – one at Paul Zollo’s ezine, Blue Railroad http://bluerailroad.wordpress.com/reviews/
and one in Music Connection http://musicconnection.com/digital/index.php?page=49ws/
At this point, I feel a need to simplify and narrow my focus. I guess that is where Ariel’s Blogging Challenge comes in. I look forward to the accountability and motivation that this community will offer.