Everytime I pick up “Steal Like An Artist” and read a selection, I start crying. Tears of joy. [emoji for tear stain goes here]
It’s the side projects that really take off. By side projects I mean the stuff that you thought was just messing around. Stuff that’s just play. That’s actually the good stuff. That’s when the magic happens.
I’m having a moment like this myself. While writing my sci fi story about a singer who befriends an alien, I had to write some lyrics for the songs she sings. “Well, if I have lyrics, I need music,” said the guy who can’t carry a tune. So I found a guy to compose and produce music and a female vocalist to sing my protagonist’s songs. Now I have five songs! I created an album for myself on iTunes.
What will I do with them? No friggin idea yet.