How to Professionally Record Your First Album

So you’ve put years into learning your instrument. Into learning music. And you want to record an album. You’ve had ideas for your riffs. Recorded them. Re-recorded them. Then finally recorded them in time. You started turning those riffs into songs. You’ve put everything you have into your songs, into writing, re-writing, editing… and then started the whole process over. You fought those negative, self defeating thoughts about your work, that voice in the back of your head whispering “who are you to record your music professionally?