Thursday, January 24, 2013

"The Elephant Diet" Day # 44 Making a plan!

So here's the deal.  I finally sat down today and listed as much as I could think of that will go into this Christmas CD project and a Christmas Show Event.  Someone asked me when and where this show will be.  I love the enthusiasm!  But as you will see by my charts - there is a lot that needs to happen between now and a show.  Not to mention the funding that needs to happen.  Basically, I need a miracle.  Believe me, I am saving as much as I can of my own income toward this.

Just for perspective though - this will be my 7th CD project, along with 2 singles and a music video.  Miracles do happen.  

I googled 'making a business plan' today and based on some of the questions I found - here is what I have come up with so far.  I have a lot of work ahead - finding a venue, calculating the costs, and oh yes - continuing to work on the music part of it all.  If you see something on this list that you would love to help toward - let me know.  It's going to be a long diet program with just one bite a day. 

There will be more to add to the charts as I go - like travel expenses to TN where I do most of my work.  But this will begin to give you an idea of what an independent musician faces. 


  1. I think I qualify to be the ever-loyal, full-time captain of your own personal chearleading squad. May I? ;) Gooooooooo Frances!!!!!!!!!!

  2. You DO qualify my friend! I can feel you cheering even now. A toast to all of us dreamers out there. Moving forward!

    1. Oh, great! I am honored. ;) Who else reading this is willing to join the squad? Three cheers for our wonderful Frances!