I'm starting to promote my original music and starting to play more showcases with local acts. As part of that I'm working with a local studio to get my songs recorded properly. Here's where the question starts. I have enough material for a full album and would love to put out a 12 or 13 song collection. Money is a different matter. Several of the songs require more than just an acoustic guitar, and all of them will take a lot of time to mix and master (as you all well know). A fellow songwriter who's released a number of CD's suggested that I start with a five song EP and use the profits from that to finance the full album. The more I think about it, the more I like that idea. What do you guys think?