Hello! Welcome back to MOWM. It’s been a fair while since I’ve posted anything on here, so I thought I should post a quick status update on where I’m at.
TBH, I’ve not done anything.
Seriously, I have done nothing. It has been a frustrating and hectic couple of weeks, and it’s felt like songwriting has not been at the forefront of my head for quite some time. I’ve been working a lot on a one-woman show for my degree. I’m on a contemporary performance degree and I am taking part in a festival in January as part of this. I’m in charge of pretty much my entire artistic process, with some technical support from the production team, but I am also liaising with members of my class, watching their work, giving feedback, creating advertising materials for my piece, figuring out a schedule for the rehearsals room we all share, plus figuring out how to do my choice modules in between this. When I’m not doing that, I’m eating and sleeping.
Tl;dr, I’m really busy.
I guess my learning at this point is that songwriting/music creation doesn’t just happen; you need to make space for it and you need to have a clear head. There’s no point trying to write something when your head’s full of shopping lists and other tasks. You’ll end up writing about your shopping list or other tasks, which can be perfectly valid (And can be quite funny if you spin it properly) but probably isn’t that good as an overall songwriting style.
I have decided to set myself some homework; at some point this week (Probably later today, but I’m not committing myself to that just in case) I am going to clear my head, take some time to myself and try to write something new. I’ll put the results up on here and reflect on it afterwards.
So, I’ll see you at some point (If not later today :P) for the results of my experiment!