Thursday, June 18, 2009

That Time Again

I just realized that it's just about time for that crazy on-line challenge that began the whole idea of this "90 Days" cd in the first place. "50 songs in 90 days" starts up on July 4th and runs through October 1st. (Ahhh, perhaps the weather will start to cool off by then?!)

Is it really possible that's it's already been a year since I did this last time?
Do I really have it in me to write a whole new batch of 50 songs in 90 days?

It was done at such a fast and furious pace last year that I wrote songs that I didn't get around to listening to for a second time until months later. And for me, that's turned out to be a real challenge. So many of the songs need work, but I don't feel connected enough to them to even know how to approach them. They're like strangers at a party- I don't know what they want to talk about, I don't know where they're coming from, and I don't know if we're going to like each other. So I've sort of been standing in the corner by myself, ignoring them.

But I really loved that challenge. I loved that I wrote songs about all sorts of topics- I felt no pressure that they be "good"- Just to get a song written about every 2 days was enough. And I loved posting my song titles up on the board, and seeing my name as one of the people who was on track with the pace. I felt really proud of myself that I stuck with it!

And I'm ready to feel proud of myself again! Maybe this is just the push I'm needing.

Maybe this year, I'll bend the rules a little so that I get to spend more time with the songs that sound like they deserve it. Or maybe this year, I'll just get to the editing RIGHT away, once the 90 days is over. But, I remember how draining that was...Will I really be up for that come Day 91?

The 50 Songs in 90 Days challenge begins on July 4th. I've got to figure out what my intentions will be this time around... Last year, I think my only goal was to just do it. Just write 50 songs in 90 days. I didn't know if I could do it. Now I know I can.

I'll decide what my goals are over the next week or two and post them here! Please check back soon- And if you've got any suggestions... please leave me a comment!

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