haha, I felt so special and unique when I started this as a hobby in high school. Now everyone and their mom is trying to produce music. The industry is so oversaturated... it's like, what's the point?
I can relate to your frustration. You sound like a perfectionist. I have over a hundred unfinished projects that I'll probably never get around to. Finding the right sounds and mixing is a pain in the ass. And I don't know about you, but usually I end up changing my song so much in the process that I could've made 10 different songs instead.
Originally Posted by Lilyfrog
Maybe have a couple of projects on the go at the same time and then as 1 slows and you struggle with it then rebirth one of the others and see if you can add to that one while you rest the other, maybe have 3 going and rotate them till you get one finished
yeah, this is what I used to do. Worked pretty good for a while.
Also, I understand your fear of having your work stolen. But if you want to make a career out of this, you gotta put your work out there at some point. It's the only way you'll get exposure and learn about where you can improve. Feedback is really important because our ears tend to be very biased when it comes to our own work.
It's hard to stay committed to a hobby like this. Not to mention it's expensive as hell. I lost the drive for it and went on a 3 year hiatus, lol. I plan on getting back into it soon, but who knows. It might be too late for me. Good luck man!