I’d gotten in the habit of posting every week. Then I went on vacation and didn’t post. Why? I didn’t want the world knowing my wife was home alone. Paranoid? Maybe. Better safe than sorry, especially with her. I posted the first Monday after I came home and figured I’d get back to doing so every week.
Not so much.
I developed a bit of a cough and dealt with some congestion during the last half or so of my vacation. It never got bad, and I figured it would go away. I stayed home from work 1 day my first week back, but again, I thought I’d shake it.
I went to work the following Monday, but my cough and congestion kept getting worse. I went home at lunchtime. I called in sick the next day. And the next. I wound up going to se a dr and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I recommend avoiding it if at all possible; it was NOT fun. I stayed home and in bed or on my couch until the next Monday, but even then, I wasn’t myself. I worked the rest of the week, but I didn’t do much else as I slowly recovered. I didn’t start to feel like myself until the next Sunday. I started to get back to my normal routine last Monday, but I just forgot to post a blog update. I expect to update every Monday for the foreseeable future.
So, what’s new, aside from finally being reasonably healthy?
I have 7 songs written for my next album. I’d like to have 10, but we’ll see what happens. I’ve also said I plan to do alternate versions of the new songs. I will, but I’m not sure if I’ll do each one. I can hear at least 2 alternates and have fiddled with them some. I’ll do the same with others as I see fit.
I will probably go with Distrokid for distribution of the new album, plus the last one. The days of leaving my material freely available on my site are coming to a close, so if you want what’s there for free, get it while you can.
I’m toying with the idea of posting a live video of my playing a song once a week. Original, cover, whatever I feel like.
I still need to start recording my audio book so I can get that sucker posted, and it’s going to take a while.
I have a lot on my plate. But, it’s all stuff I feel like I need to do, and most of the process is enjoyable and satisfying.
That’s it for now; stay tuned.