I have wanted to start a new CD for some time and today it's finally happening. I have four projects in mind, actually; we laid down the tracks for the first of the four today. The hard work is ahead of course--editing, writing the jacket material, getting the jacket designed, etc. But it's started and that's sometimes the biggest hurdle.
Today's recording was of my family stories. I've told all of them here and there over the past few years and it dawned on me that I had enough of them for a CD. The other projects I want to do are a recording of Appalachian children's stories, a second ghost stories CD, a CD of tall tales and one of world folktales. Hmmm, I guess that's five in all, isn't it?
Right now my goal is to get the stories recorded; then we can work through them and get them ready to publish when the time and money are right. My guy I work with is moving and I want to do as much as possible before he leaves for the West coast. I will surely miss him; he does excellent work and he's a great person too.
It felt good to get started. It will feel even better to see the finished product.