Sunday, December 28, 2008

Split personality

Okay, it's been a while since I posted anything. Things have been busy with the holidays, in addition to all the other things I keep stacking on myself. That's a good thing, though. The reason why I used to never get anything done was because I would keep thinking about doing things, but not actually doing them. Of course, my main project has been to finish the second draft of my sequel. That's going slower than I'd hoped, but it seems like the second draft is the most difficult. That's the one where you have to work out all of your plot problems from the first draft.

My other project is putting together a jazz improvisation class to start at the end of January. I think I have a method that can teach people to play good sounding jazz solos in only six weeks. Of course, that means I need to design a website for it, write a lesson plan, and record play-along recordings for it.

This gets me to my dilemma: being a musician and writer. I seem to only be able to be one at a time. The days that I focus on music, I have a hard time getting to the writing, and vice versa. It seems that I can only do one creative endeavor at a time. Hopefully, I'll find a way to balance the two, but I haven't yet.

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