Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Donate Buton explination (AKA raising money to record my first album)

As you may notice, if you are a regular visitor to my blog, you'll notice that I added a donate button. Now to explain why I added this donation button, and what that's all about. Since the middle of last week I have been debating weather or not to record a solo album. I did some research, and there is a recording studio in Saginaw that I can do the recording at. And so I had to do some research into how much time and money it would cost me to record the album. I ended up figuring between five and 30 hours to actually record it; which comes out to between 200 and 1200 dollars just for the recording sessions. After that I'm guess up to 150 dollars on CD's, CD cases, and the insert to go with a CD depending on how many CD's I can sell.

Here's where the donation button comes in--
To record I need money, and to make copies of it I need money. And in all honesty I have no money right now since I just payed my tuition today (a grand total of 1294.70 dollars). So if you click on the donate button, you can donate any amount of money you feel like you want to donate so I can record and put out the album. Also, if you are like me and completley broke another way you can help me out is by going to the following link:
and commenting on your favorite set of lyrics so I know which songs are the most popular and should turn up on the CD.
So go donate and help me pick out which songs to include.

Life is too short. Do something fun today.

Two Months

It's been nearly two months since I came out. Wow. Has it really been that long?

I've had a fair share of things happen since then. Everything that has happened somehow worked out so well. I honestly never thought that people would be so cool when I came out, and were so accepting of me. Nobody seemed to question it. But people did come up to me and wanting to make sure I was doing okay, and wanting to make sure I was holding up okay; that I was doing okay.

And things are going well. I've made the transition from being in transition from being in the closet to being completely out.

Monday, December 7, 2009

NaNoWriMo novel update

I've spent the whole morning thinking about the novel I wrote for National Novel Writing Month. I also spent about two hours last night thinking about it. Since I started really thinking about it, it hit me that I really haven't finished the novel. Sure I crossed the 50,000 word mark making me a winner of NaNoWriMo (www.nanowrimo.org), but that doesn't mean that I really finished the novel. When I was at the end of November, and trying to cross the 50,000 word mark, I thought I had the novel just about done. But what I didn't realize at that time was how much more to the novel there was, and just how much I yet had to write.

When I first began writing the novel, I thought that it would be in two parts. Half of it would be about one family and the second half would be about a different family. That came true. But what I didn't realize was that there were two other parts I hadn't even thought about exploring. Those two parts are about two different characters that appear in each of the original two parts (One of them in the original part one, and the other in the original part two). So now I am going attempt to write the two parts that I haven't written yet and get them put into the novel. I hope it works out.