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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:25 PM

 

What the hell is stopping me from doing this?

I have an entire album laid out. Just needs lyrics and vocals. I've trained my voice to be 'ok' because of you're going to do something - you might as well do it yourself.

So I have some lyrics I wrote - not the best - but works in practice.

But I can't get myself to record those vocals - thus finishing the album.

What the hay?

Why can't I just fucking DO it.

This is my hobby - nothing more.

But what is it???

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Reply What the hell is stopping me from doing this? (Original post)
Taverner Oct 2012 OP
zabet Oct 2012 #1
NJCher Oct 2012 #2
tjwmason Oct 2012 #3
Tobin S. Oct 2012 #4
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #7
treestar Oct 2012 #5
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #6

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:43 PM

1. all i can say is....

As an artist....when working on a painting will sometimes come to this point towards 'completion' of the piece. For me, when this happens, the break often ends up doing my creative process some good because pieces that this occurs in during creating, have almost always turned out to be better works than my norm. Does that make any sense at all? LOL

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:05 AM

2. maybe you get more from the "dream"

than completing it.

Regardless, I suggest completing it and looking at it like a rough draft. You can always go back and do it again if you don't like it. And you probably won't (like it)!


Cher

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:05 AM

3. Singing is one of the most difficult things to get into

I know I have a decent voice, I'm more than happy singing as part of a group where all are singing...but I'd almost rather die than sing by myself in front of others.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:30 AM

4. It's work.

Could that be it? That's the reason that I have an unedited manuscript laying here that I haven't worked on in several months. It requires a lot of work which I am reluctant to do to begin with, but I simply don't have the time now days anyway.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:06 AM

7. It's good work, too. I've read it.

 

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:13 AM

5. I wrote this novel and couldn't finish it

But my 50th birthday spurred me on to get that done and one other thing I'd always been wanting to do.

So maybe you can get yourself feeling mortal at whatever age you're at? Think about how old you're getting! You don't want to die with that incomplete!

A bit morbid, but it did work for me! Now the thing is finished. Even if never published, it's something I can say I did.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:28 AM

6. You need to break through that wall.

Once you do, you'll wonder what stopped you. It's just new territory, that's all.

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