Not sure how much more poetry I'll be writing this month. Even yesterday's poem was more song lyric than poem. Besides, I'm rushing to get all of my evaluations done from NSAI before this year’s membership expires next month. So I'm pretty much focusing on songs, not poems or novels. So I'm listening to The … Continue reading The Long Way (Song of the Day)
I don’t know how to say what I mean Whenever I’m around you I feel myself blush and my cheeks grow hot Whenever I’m near you I can’t eat my salad when we meet for lunch Sitting across from you I dream of you late at night I can’t keep my eyes off you when … Continue reading Is This Love? (#poem #NaPoWriMo #lyrics)
The closer it gets to April 1st, the more overwhelmed I am about trying to do CampNano (novel), NaPo (poems), and LogicProX (music production) classes. It ain't gonna happen. 🙂 Something's gotta give and it's going to be CampNano. Ouch! I have such mixed feelings about it. I've been trying to write both music and … Continue reading #NaPoWriMo, #CampNanoWriMo, #LogicProX: Making Tough Choices
I've been gearing up for writing 30 poems in 30 days for #NaPoWriMo this April but I've just learned of #CampNaNoWriMo (April version of #NaNoWriMo--Novel Writing Month). Something has got to give! After #FAWM (February Album Writing Month), I've decided that perhaps I should give my ears a break and write a novel and poetry … Continue reading April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)
I remember when my former sister-in-law was in Med School - she told stories about how she had to be so much better than the guys because of discrimination as a female. This was back in the 1980s. Since I've been pursuing music over the past 4 years, I've been noticing a disturbingly similar trend … Continue reading Is Music the Last Industry to Become Female-Friendly?
I started out with GarageBand and there's something about it being so approachable, especially for females, that really moved me forward in my music production career. And why I post that quote in my header. More women need to be empowered to engage in this male-dominated industry. A few outstanding women who have helped me … Continue reading Becoming One With Your DAW: Empowering Women in Music Production
I don't know what made me do it, maybe it was listening to the fabulous music on the Music City reality TV show, or maybe it was the rejection email for "She's Not That Good" proposal, which was a relief because I totally wanted to take the story a different direction, but I started thinking … Continue reading Rockin’ Like Joan Jett
With NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) approaching quickly (April 1st), I've been reading some new books about writing and getting in the mood to get back to my writing. Why not start with a story about Grandmother Margaret's house in California, so reminiscent of my new house here in Florida. Lying awake at night in … Continue reading Grandmother Margaret’s House: Warming up for NaPoWriMo
Two of my twelve songs for FAWM didn't have a demo with them - I only time to write the lyrics. So I went back and added the demo I came up with. It's still in rough form but I had a lot of fun with it.
I experienced my first FAWM (February Album Writing Month) this year and going in, I thought it would be like NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month - you post your words but nobody sees them). But for FAWM, the whole point is to write an album and get comments, collab, and connect with other musicians. This … Continue reading Cool Comments on my FAWM Songs