10 Tracks 10 Weeks Week 8 – Weird Beard
6th September 2010
Its amazing how much perception can change according to situation.
When I started this project, finishing and releasing a piece of music was a mountain to climb, now it’s more like a molehill. And I don’t mean that in a negative way, because I’m relaxing a little, well maybe not relaxing exactly, but I’m starting to be a lot less precious about it.
This is allowing me to enjoy the process much more which I think is starting to come through in the music. This might be because at week 8 I’m well over the hump, but I think it’s more than that.
So why is this happening? Enjoying writing (and more importantly) enjoying finishing music?
The ever inspiring Seth Godin has it excellently explained in his recent blog post about finding inspiration instead of it finding you. As I’ve been experiencing with 10 tracks 10 weeks, he suggests that if we make a commitment to complete something regularly and on deadline, then:
“Your first idea might not be good, or even your second or your tenth, but once you dedicate yourself to this cycle, yes, in fact, you will ship and make a difference.”