I’ve spent about a week working on my first podcast, and it ain’t easy. The more I do it, the better I’ll get, but it’s a slow process - plus I’ve never done it before. I’m trying to figure out format, what info is relevant, discovering that I don’t always speak clearly when not reading from prepared text, and any number of other issues. I didn’t expect it to be easy, but I didn’t anticipate this level of difficulty.
A body at rest stays at rest, and a body in motion stays in motion. I find it is often hard for me to begin working on any given day, but once I do, it’s fairly easy to continue. Why? I can be very lazy, especially if I find something to enjoy while sitting on my couch. Movie, TV show, video game, napping, whatever. I’m also afraid of failure. If I never finish something, I won’t have to present it to the world, and therefore won’t fail. I spent *years* trying to succeed with my music, and never got much of anywhere. It still hurts, but I’ve learned to accept it.
Speaking of my music and a body in motion, it’s been a decade since I spent a full year publishing a new song every week. Wow. I look back and realize it was one of the happiest years of my life. My full time job paid me the most I’ve ever made (I didn’t love the job, but good money is good money) and I was constantly creative and productive at home. I love a lot of those songs (all of which are available on this website - check my discography), and I don’t hate any of them. Yes, some are better than others, and the production value on some is horrible (at the time, I thought it was good), but on the whole, the project was a hell of an accomplishment. I wasn’t the first or last to do it, but I’m pretty sure it’s a small club. Why don’t I do it again? It was a LOT of work, and honestly, while I’m making music again, I have other things I want to accomplish. My podcast, an audio version of my book, and a few other things I won’t mention here.