Going Backward, then Moving Forward: The Recording Studio
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Separation.
Wow. This must definitely be a growth phase for me. Seems for so very many months, I was shedding old stuff and now Iâ€™m going back Â and picking up all the things Iâ€™ve denied myself for years and years and adding them to my life or adding them back into my life if Iâ€™d left them behind. Like wanting to have a recording studio.
When I met my musician friend David in 2000 online via Maggie Shayne, we got into a cooperative book and music venture where I advertised his songs at my website in exchange for some funky pagan disco music. Later I met him in personâ€”we were both in the Black Forest Clan. Unfortunately, when I left the Clan, he was forbidden from further contact with me, so I no longer have any deals going with him and have been wanting to put some downloadable music on the Spilled Candy website for the past year.
My writer-pals and I recently have been talking about getting Â into Â podcasting some of our books and articles. This definitely matches Â what Lauren told me three years ago about my writing being combined with the spoken word in the future. I couldnâ€™t imagine how then, except I did like the idea of audio books and trying my hand at producing my own.
Today, that is starting to happen. The seeds of it, anyway.
The girls came home a half-day early from their dadâ€™s because he was sick, so they got the pleasure of accompanying me to Â Office Depot for some emergency supplies due to pre- orders on Vicki Â Hinzeâ€™s new writerâ€™s book, One Way to Write a Novel.Â AsÂ weÂ walkedÂ throughÂ theÂ softwareÂ section,Â Shannon spied the Acid Music Studio Â software her composer cousin in college uses and we started talking about Â how Iâ€™d wanted for years to give it a try. Once weâ€™d found out what we Â might be able to put together for podcasts, she started calling all her musician friendsâ€”some quite good singers and guitaristsâ€”and inviting them to collaborate once she figures out the software.
Iâ€™m in the middle of getting several other projects finished right Â nowâ€”not to the mention taxes and royaltiesâ€”so Shannon will have to learn the software first, before I can dig into it myself. But Iâ€™m excited. Itâ€™s just another something Iâ€™ve yearned to do. Yes, Iâ€™m now moving forward.