I’ve been a bit quiet again so apologies but I wanted to update you…
I’ve hit a bit of a lull of late and, although I don’t feel like I’m going backwards, I feel like I’m standing completely still. Like nothing is happening. Of course, this is mostly due to the lack of drive on my part but it’s also due to hitting a plateau on Kickstarter. I’m nearly at the half way point and I’ve been there for a while! While part of me wants to really push it, the other part of me is afraid of failure so much that if I don’t push it, that will be my excuse! I’m not sure I’m making any sense right now! Does any one else fear failure as much as I do? Failure is part of life and especially part of life as a musician but it’s still a hard thing to accept. One of my favourite bands Little Big Town have a song called “Happy People” and theres a quote:
That’s what I’m trying to be, happy! So this song is my new life “theme song”! I cant be afraid to fail, and be the artist and writer I want to be, in other words, I need to get over it!! I only have 3 and a half weeks left to get my act together for the release and the Kickstarter campaign, I desperately want to hold a finished physical product in my hand! I feel like I’ve worked so hard for it, not only with performing and writing but on my confidence and self-belief! If anyone has any words of wisdom on this subject, comment below! I’d love to hear how everybody else copes with these issues, I can’t be the only one who feels this way!
I’m taking a few days out of the week to do a bit of writing and planning and hopefully a video of a new song to come too so don’t give up on me just yet!
Even writing this blog has helped me regain momentum. Writing is always my release, no matter what the medium! Also, this morning on my way to Liverpool (I’m looking after few summer school days) I re-istened to my EP all the way through to remind myself what I’m trying to achieve and I’m so proud of it all over again!
My Kickstarter campaign link is :
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Katie Ellen x