Struggles...

Struggling comes in a lot of ways; For some it's a struggle to survive - literally. For some it's a struggle to pay their bills or to understand math concepts or why the rules are the way they are. For me this Wild Women Don't Get the Blues project has been a struggle right from the start. Hi, Nancy Carey Johnson, Singer/Songwriter here and please know that I am NOT complaining, rather musing and sharing. When I first started this project I had a "producer", unfortunately we parted ways before I even laid a single track down. Which put ME squarely in the producers seat, and truth be told I had no idea what a producer actually did - oops! Learning as I went was a struggle, but a struggle I wouldn't trade for all the tea in China.

I'm STILL learning and STILL STRUGGLING; Right now I've got 4 songs mostly done, but I find myself struggling with, "Is that good enough? And if not why not and what, if anything, can I do about it?" Diane and I have listened and edited, and listened and re-listened, mixed and edited some more and said, "Ah ha, got it!" Only after walking away from those songs for a few days and going back and listening I said, "Wait, how did I miss THAT?"

So,while struggling is difficult, I will continue to struggle on until I can walk from these 4 songs and then the other 6 until I can go back a few days later and say, "Wow, that's really pretty darned good!" And then the all the struggle will be worth it! And you know what? Not only will I have a finished project that I like and can be proud of, I will also be able to say quite truthfully, "Yes I know EXACTLY what a producer does!"

Be well and have a great day!!!! Best, Nancy