It was a moment of weakness. Or maybe it wasn’t. I’m kinda enjoying it, if I’m being honest.
For my birthday back in June, I bought myself some mixing software for my home computer. Some of you already know that I was a DJ for nearly 20 years, but rid myself of my turntables and my entire collection of vinyl (I kept the CDs), donating them to a needier person than I. I didn’t expect that I’d be striving to make a living off of doing remixes again…and if I ever got back into it, it would be for pure pleasure.
Well, that’s exactly what’s happened.
I bought the software in June. Around July 1st, I finally felt I had learned all the intricacies of the software and began doing some experimental remixes of my own music collection. While I thoroughly enjoy writing as a creative release, mixing has, and probably always will be, a secondary passion to writing.
I’ve created fifteen mixed CDs in the past two weeks. And my writing?
Not so much.
However, I feel if I can limit myself to one mix every couple of days, I won’t be sacrificing my writing time to phutz around with doing remixes.
Oh, but I’m enjoying it. I can plainly see, though, how a person’s time can sneak away from them when they’re doing something other than working on their novel.