Thursday, July 15, 2010

Magical Moment 161, "Optimistic Gamble"

I’ve never put so much as a quarter into a slot machine or purchased a lottery ticket. Once I played poker with skittles. I try my best to plan ahead, be prepared, and make informed decisions. But soon, I’ll make one of the biggest gambles of my life. There are no guarantees, just nail biting, forehead perspiration, and silent prayer.

I’m about to dive, head first into creating an album with Modern Vintage Recordings. It’s a total investment of time, heart, soul, and money. And while I have full confidence in the creative team that will help give life to my songs, I know that nothing is a sure thing. It is said that only about one in twenty independent artists who finance their own album, distribution, and publicity will gain enough momentum to have a successful music career when it’s all said and done. I do not like these odds. But when my dad told me without hesitation that I was one in a million, I began to think that maybe it could happen. After all, doors have opened thus far, leading Eddie and I to this point.

So, I stack my chips neatly, and with one motion, push them to the middle of the table. “All in.” And for now, I will give my full attention to creating the best album possible. When it’s complete, I’ll worry about the return. There’ll be time enough for counting when the dealing’s done.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Wow Elizabeth! This is something. I actually didn't realize you were doing this so "full-onward"!
I am so proud of you!!!!!!