By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down. (nanowrimo.org)I wanted to participate, but didn't care to write a novel. So I made up my own version - National Album Writing Month. The goal was to attack my bent towards self-editing, jump-start my songwriting, and write 9 songs in a month. Here is one of the songs I wrote last November. It's about some good friends of mine (the lyrics are here):
I ended up writing 6 songs, so I didn't quite hit my goal, but it definitely got me back into song-writing (it had been over a year since I'd written) so I'm calling it a win.
I'd love to hear your feedback, and would love even more to hear music from other songwriters who might have stumbled onto this post.