So it seems that I really should read about the challenge before I start it! Story of my life.
The Music Success in Nine Weeks challenge is blogging about the 9 weeks of the book… duh!
This first week is getting mentally prepared.
This one was easy. Nearly 2 years ago when my youngest went to school full time and thought ‘what am I going be when I grow up?’. I had finished a 20 year comedy career in the UK and knew that straight, unadulterated music is what I really wanted to do.
So I set out a plan (with the blessing of my lovely husband with a real job).
I wanted to make and record music, didn’t want to tour too much (I did that in my previous life) and my main goal was to get my music on TV, Film etc. I decided to treat this like a job because it is. I got up every day and worked hard from the moment the kids left until I had to pick them up… and then worked some more. The word ‘obsessed’ has been bandied around our house more than a few times!
So 2 years later, I have 2 great publishers and I have some music on TV (Ghost Whisperer and 90210 are my biggest so far) a couple of indie movies, a couple of ads and a documentary.
So reading the first chapter of the book was really satisfying. There’s nothing better than having your own actions confirmed by someone who has been through this many, many times with artists!
Week 2 – The Perfect Pitch. See you next week…