Topic: Songwriting Year Has Commenced
I'm the worst song writer ever. First off, I'm way too self-critical and won't let anything out the door unless I think "Man, Paul Simon would love that." This self-criticism creates in me a problem with writer's block that lasts years at a time. Every few years or so, my creative juices get too much for my fragile little ego to handle and I just start writing and writing and writing and writing. It's a fun time for me.
Anyway, now is one such time. I've put together 5 originals in the last couple of weeks. (You won't hear two of them as they completely suck. LOL) So I'll be posting some here soon.
Curious as to other songwriters' creative processes....I find that if I don't write something and love it immediately I wind up just ditching it. Do you spend a lot of time writing and re-writing your tunes? Are you melody first or chords first?