Writer's block. It's a thing.
For the longest time I felt completely stuck in writing my own material, which made me frustrated and anxious, which made me even more writer's block-ed. And also grumpy.
However, a few months ago, I started a weekly songwriting "challenge" with an artist I met through The Artists Circle, a monthly event created and led by my incredible vocal coach, Wendy Parr.
Since meeting, this artist and I have sent each other new material almost every single week (I think I've missed only two.) I added a time limit as an extra challenge: I try to finish all songs in under 2 hours. The time constraint helps me overcome perfectionism + distraction, and build creative agility.
This project overall has pushed me to take action, to create no matter what, to be productive, to prove that I can, and most importantly, to learn the lessons you can only learn by making mistakes. I'm so grateful for the process, and now I'm ready to share.
So, now, I'm going to be posting some of what I'm up to on #songwritingsunday right here to share with the whole world. It's the next step in the process for me, in sharing imperfections (recordings, lyrics, melodies... everything is raw around the edges) and inviting anyone else who wants to take on the challenge to reach out.
Without further ado, here is today's #songwritingsunday creation: "Be Okay"