Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Done

After years of writing my book on and off, I think I am done with it. It has resolved itself. Now comes the slow process of editing. Ideally it would be great to find a proper editor to go through it, but that seems a bit far fetched.

I am happy with the arch of the story and the how I was able to tell it. Now it's about cutting out the unnecessary bits that will make it flow faster. I am no Hemingway but like him I try to keep my prose simple and let the story and characters draw you in. Of course you might not be in the least bit interested in the subject matter or where the story goes but I am happy with the way it turned out. I am glad I took my time.

Now that the book is done I am working on my next album. Being scatterbrained never helped anyone. I am glad I did one thing at a time without putting pressure on myself. Having no publishing or record company breathing down my neck is great. I am my own boss. Unless someone is going to give you a huge contract and take care of you and champion your music, there is no point in selling your soul away by signing any deals. Do it on your own with whatever resources you have.

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