Monday, 20 January 2014

No More Publishing

This weekend I abandoned my writing.

But for a good cause.

It's been THREE years since I've written any music. THREE YEARS! What the heck? How did all that time disappear?

Well ... my mother and father, who are also musicians, convinced me to put my music up on Soundcloud. So I did. And what happened next? I started listening to all these amazing artists, and got jealous. Ha! Yup, jealous. I just HAD to write some more tunes.

So that's exactly what I did this weekend. I wrote two tracks. TWO!

But this isn't my usual style. I experimented with digital instruments, and these tracks are purely instrumental. But I REALLY enjoyed it. I think I just might end up writing a whole album of instrumental stuff. It really cleared my head and made me realize that I need to set the business of being an independent author aside for a while, and just BE an ARTIST.

In 2013, I published so many books. And I'm exhausted. So 2014 is going to be all about CREATING. Writing, music, writing, music, writing, music ...

It's going to be a STRESS-LESS year.
No self-inflicted deadlines or expectations.
Just pure artistic joy.

I NEED THIS.

And I think I'm off to a good start!
Care to have a listen?
What do you think?

PS: If you're on Soundcloud, follow me! I'll be sure to follow you back.


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19 comments:

  1. I added Resurfacing to my SoundCloud. :)

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  2. Follow your bliss, my friend! But... erm... write... just don't worry about the publishing end for a while. I mean you can concentrate on the music of course, but I'd keep some writing in the mix... just so it isn't as hard to come back to when you want to.

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    1. Oh yes def still writing!!! Will be a year of CREATING all that i love. :-)

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  3. Good for you! I focused on music last year as well. Now I'm writing again. We just have to follow the strongest creative urge.
    And you are such an amazing musician - really glad you are back at it!

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    1. I will be writing and making music. Just not publishing. Thank you so much Alex!

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  4. I think that's fantastic, my friend! I'm not familiar with SoundCloud, but I'm checking it out now!!! Good luck--I know you'll be successful. you're an amazing musician~ <3

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  5. Jess, I think that's brilliant of you. It will probably open you up in ways you never dreamed of.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Just making the decision has made me feel better!

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  6. Farmers let fields lie fallow for a season. And if even dirt needs a rest, how much so do we? Follow your heart, it will seldom lead you astray. I and your other friends are applauding you on. :-)

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  7. So excited for you and proud of you. You are an incredible artist.

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  8. Have fun with your music. You have so many wonderful and enviable talents.

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  9. Wow, that's awesome. To have two amazing talents competing for your attention, you are super lucky, and I hope you have a fantastic stress-free and enjoyable time :-)

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