When Susan Picking took a furlough from her job as a flight attendant in California, her plan was to work full-time as a musician.
She didn't realize that becoming a full-time musician entails much more than composing and singing songs.
Picking not only writes and sings, she promotes her music, schedules her tours and interacts with fans on social media outlets. It helps that Picking, 47, has a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin.
"Music is changing - it is social media driven,' she said.