1. Am I really going this direction? If so where do I find this band? I'm thinking about auditioning musicians. Scary.
2. Do I take a thematic approach with this new material or allow for thematic variety?
3. How much do I think about audience as I develop the new material? I wrestle with three values: a. being honest and vulnerable, b. being willing to say things that people don't want to hear and c. writing music that connects to people in their real lives (as opposed to being esoteric and narcissistic).
4. How big a part of my life is this going to be? I think it will start small, but I dream of slow, sustainable growth into something great.
5. When does it start?