But with that many songs to weed through, it's been a little hard to get motivated. I don't even know where to start. And so, I don't.
I know that as much as I hate deadlines, sometimes, I need them.
So just the other day, a fellow songwriting friend and I decided to start a writing group. Just a group of other songwriters to meet with to share songs we're currently working on, to get a little feedback, to give a little feedback and to get inspired. And of course, to give ourselves that much needed deadline.
We were going to meet up one weeknight a couple times a month. As it turns out, the night that we selected didn't work scheduling wise for anyone we invited. Not even the two of us who came up with this grand idea.
Once we found out no one could make it to our first meeting, she called me that morning and said, "Hey, since it's just us, and we don't have day jobs, you wanna just meet this afternoon?" Hells yeah, I'd rather meet in the afternoon when my husband isn't home, when I'm not having to cook a quick dinner first, and when I tend to be in a more creative mode!
So she came over, we played our songs for each other, offered and received a little feedback, and got inspired! We also decided our next meeting would be during the day again. We figure, if we build it how we intend it, "they" will come!
We meet up again in a few weeks, so thankfully, I've got another deadline.