Art takes work

I am fairly certain I have told you before that patience is not a virtue that comes easily for me. I want results, and I want them quickly. In this modern world of social networking, I am thankful to receive a nearly immediate outpouring of love and support from friends, family, and Story-to-Song fans each time I share a new song, event, or noteworthy snippit of news.

Facebook likes are wonderful and uplifting, but I am beginning to realize that success for a startup also means money. I have been spending time looking for funding opportunities in the form of grants and fellowships. I am learning how to engage potential customers in conversation about goods and services to figure out how to package and market songwriting into specific products.

My dream is to be able to be a full-time musician, composing songs from stories and performing and recording those songs. I believe in the Story-to-Song method and the importance of sharing as many people’s stories as possible.

I will be sharing my business idea and offering a product demonstration by way of a brief, musical performance at the Merrimack Valley Sandbox on January 21st at 9:00am. Come one, come all!

I keep sending out my intention to the universe, but I know from experience that intention and hope alone may not be sufficient. So, I am doing my best to focus my energies on creating tangible results as well.

After all,

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” 

~ Emile Zola

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