I fell in love with karaoke whilst living in Japan a few years ago. A few sakes' and a microphone will magically transform you into a global superstar, it's all very empowering! I can stand up on a small stage and unashamedly belt out my version of Robbie William's "Angel’s” to a room of complete strangers, never mind that it sounds like a cat being strangled...trying to claw its way out of an overturned bucket. On a weekly basis I would traipse down to my local karaoke bar with a dear friend and we would have the entire place to ourselves - to practise. I screeched through my fair share of J.Lo and Madonna numbers before realising Robbie Williams and U2 were more 'my thing'! Of course, my dear friend could belt out Whitney and Celine numbers without batting an eyelid. She's a talented lady!
So whilst I know what my vocal limitations are for singing, I am only just beginning to recognise what my own true voice is in my writing. There are numerous posts out there about finding your own voice and practising. Sound advice. Yesterday, I felt like 'Sybil', there were so many different voices inside my head, I didn't know which one to listen too. Today, however its clearer...I know my voice. I just need to refine it. And, let me just say - if I can't get this darn chapter one in a happy state soon...I am off to the nearest karaoke bar! Who's with me?