- The idea
Hey, that's a great line/melody/concept/whatever. Let's explore this further!
- Initial efforts
One-stanza verses will probably work for this song. Here's a good rhyme for that first line I wrote.
- Stumbling blocks and avoidance
I don't know how to write my way out of the issue I'm having. I can't think of any more words. I'm bored. Let's do something else.
- Long period of inactivity
La la la la la.
Dammit, I don't care if you're not feeling inspired right now. We are going to MAKE ourselves think about this.
- Slow regaining of interest and momentum
I made a rhyme! Yay!
- Total obsession
What could go here? What could go here? What could go here? What could go here? What could go here? What could go here?
Did I just finish this thing? Yeah, no blank spaces left. I wrote a song! Go me!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Stages of songwriting
Lately, the writing of my songs has followed a similar pattern. It goes something like this: