I am excited to announce that I have joined the Song a Week 2016 challenge. As you might guess, this means I and a number of other songwriters will attempt to write a new song every week. I’ve never tried something like this before, and I know it’s going to be a good exercise in fighting my perfectionist tendencies – a song a week means I’m sure to put out some stuff I’m less than proud of, some that bores me, some I will probably even regret or look back on in embarrassment at some point!
But I think I can count on doing some good work too, since I’ll be exercising those writing muscles regularly!
Here’s to a year of hard work and a batch of 50-some new songs! (I joined a week late so I’m not sure how many weeks that actually boils down to).
And here’s the first song I submitted:
Another one is already written, recorded and in the midst of editing work for this week! Starting strong 🙂
Lastly, here are a couple songs I recorded recently but forgot to post on the blog:
Your commitment is to our benefit. And as to stuff you’re “less than proud of,” “bored with,” or even “regretful,” – diamonds and gold veins are naturally formed and packed in dirt.
Good work, Julia! I really love the song to Andrew. You came up with some great visual images, too. And I appreciate your soul searching in Letting Myself Go. I like the line about looking in the mirror, wishing the person there would speak a little clearer…I’m with you, sister. Let yourself go!
Thank you very much!!