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Memoirs of Composer Chance Thomas

Chapter 00 - Sneak Peek Excerpt


Imagine we are sitting down together for lunch or cold drinks. Relaxed and comfortable, let’s take a few minutes and get acquainted.   

My name is Chance Thomas. I have been composing music for video games, film, and television since the 1990’s. I have had my share of failures, but also experienced many thrilling victories, including an Oscar win, an Emmy win, and billions of dollars in video game and film sales worldwide.   

Though I was never blessed with generation-defining talent, I was given just enough talent coupled with an outrageous work ethic.    

In terms of financial success, I am certainly no billionaire. But I did eventually become a millionaire. A multi-millionaire, to be transparent.    

You may be similar to me – good mind, decent health, raw talent, lofty ambitions, ready to work hard, willing to study and learn. Not necessarily an outlier of nature, you may find yourself somewhere in the wide central span of the Bell Curve.

That’s okay. I am right there with you.

Like millions of others on this planet, my life began in the most humble of circumstances. No extraordinary endowments of intelligence, looks, or means. 

But along the way, something astonishing happened, something which empowered me to contribute to many of the world’s most valuable entertainment properties: Avatar, Marvel, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, King Kong, DOTA 2, Might & Magic, and more. 

What happened? What code did I crack? What blueprint did I discover? 

Not surprisingly, the answer comes into focus a few puzzle pieces at a time, little treasures buried in the daily fabric of life. Throughout this memoir, I will unearth many of those treasures and share them all with you. 

I share these stories with the loving hope that some parts of my journey will resonate deeply with you. I believe that in reading, you will gather precious intel and inspiration for your own pursuits.   

It is my core belief that human beings can achieve some, most, or even all that they dream. You may even surpass your dreams. The world has space for a vast multitude of creative voices in the tapestry of modern culture. That means there’s room enough for all of us.