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Composer Musings: You just finished an what?

Composer Searches for Creative Meaning after Completion of Opera After two years of opera production, collaborating with a talented cast and crew via the Internet, working with composer Patrick Rundbladh on making 1000 takes into one cohesive soundtrack and album, promoting and premiering the opera, and preparing a series of lectures and books on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera , I start 2014 wondering where I should spend my creative efforts. To be honest, once production finished I had an album project, classes to teach, and a Christmas flu to get over, so life has not slowed down, it's just diverged in its efforts.  My brain is scattered in its myriad of options. I do want to finish the novel Libertaria (sneak peak below) and perhaps start on the graphic novel series for the story, and I suppose that would be enough considering the usual teaching load plus "real" life with my family. Yet, after running on fumes for the last year, it fee