I am putting my first grant proposal in the mail this morning. I feel like I have joined the land of the musician, asking for money to do music. As I asked colleagues to help me out, I was touched by their willingness to help. They wrote me thoughtful letters of support. And hopefully this grant will help support my upcoming project.
As a part of my upcoming album, I am heading out next week for a 10 day writing retreat. I am looking forward to dedicated time away to write, to improve what I have already written, to finish some incomplete songs and to write totally new ones. I have been planning the outline of this next year for awhile and it is rather amazing as one step leads into another and it looks like this project of mine is a real possiblilty. As well, I will be working on my songs when I return home, until I go into the studio to start recording in May.
When I decided to record my first album I knew absolutely nothing. I had some songs that I had written and had performed a few times. I went to a producer I had met and he helped me with the process. He helped make a beautiful album. This time, three years later, I know a bit more about what I want. Well, all that to say that I can hardly wait to see what this album will be like.
Grab onto what you love, remember that it is one small step after another that leads us to where we want to go.
In creativity and song,