One of my Bay Area BFFs used to say, “Time to regroup.” Originally from Montreal, she was wildly entertaining. So now I’m thinking it’s time to regroup. I’ve redesigned my sites, featuring the name “Screamie Birds.” I’ve got 2 more songwriting feedback sessions scheduled. After that, I’ll be ready to take a break and regroup.
Okay, the best way to regain your songwriting motivation is to hear your song praised in a feedback session. Or at least part of the song. It was fun to see my Nashville mentor’s reaction to my lyrics – she said it was downright seductive in the writing and the way the story was being told. I love the praise I get for my lyrics. And the reaction I get because my style and my story is different. If you want different, well, here I am – lol!
I’m sure this is probably an issue with many of us – how do we stay motivated to keep writing songs when the mountain seems pretty tall and unreachable? I’m not sure I have the answer – I’m still searching. I’m also searching for who I want to be musically – commercial songwriter or Indie Singer/Songwriter?
A songwriter isn’t really limited to one genre and my pop mentor also writes country. So I thought I’d sign up for a country feedback class for next week. So I’m fine tuning and submitting “Fishing Shack,” a country song with a rap chorus. I’ve really embraced that hard beat sound within both Pop and Country.
So I was listening to the transcript of my feedback session in preparation of editing my song and my mentor recommended I listen to Iggy Azalea and Ke$sha to see how close in style my song is to theirs.
I’ve been blogging my songwriting journey since last year when I enrolled in my first songwriting class. It’s been quite a year of searching and discovery. Well, I think I’m finally narrowing my choices and that’s exciting – then I can narrow my focus.