Monday, October 3, 2011

I Crossed The Finish Line!

I did it!

I completed the challenge I set out to do about 3 months ago.  I wrote 50 songs in 90 days!
The space and tools I used in writing 50 songs over the past 3 months  (Minus my guitar and ukelele!)
I sort of figured I could do it, because it's actually my 4th year to take on (and complete) this task.  But almost because of that, I was a little unsure.  I get nervous that maybe my best is behind me already.  Or even worse, that my creative well is going to dry up completely.

About every 9 days, I had to make sure I had written and recorded 5 new songs.  I posted every single one of them up on the 50/90 website.  Which is a scary thing to do~ to put something out into the cyber world for others to hear before having a chance to do any editing.

No one said I had to do it that way.  But somehow, adding that element to the challenge kept me very accountable that all songs were complete and weren't completely horrible.

Now that the challenge is over, I'm taking down all of those songs for  anyone's ears but my own for a while.  Perhaps some of them will find their way onto a CD.  Who knows?  But those raw, naked versions are going to be set to private!  I feel like I'm getting to put some clothes back on!  And just in time for Fall!

Sometimes finishing a big project feels a little unsatisifying.  We can ruin it for ourselves worrying about the "What now?"  Well, for me, I know that answer to that question.

Now...
I'll start listening to those songs and see if any deem worthy of some re-writing.  And I already know there are at least a few.  I want to learn a new recording software called Logic, and learn how to use MIDI, so I figure working through some of these songs will be perfect for that!

8 comments:

patty said...

Wow - even if 1 song makes it out into the universe and touches someone somewhere.... then I guess it's worth it, right? I'm amazed and inspired by your discipline. I KNOW it will pay off!!!

Kerri said...

thanks, patty! i so appreciate you saying that!

Jadyn said...

Congrats for crossing the finish line! Yay, you! I hope we get to hear some of your songs once you feel ready to share them!

Kerri said...

Yes Jadyn! I will for sure share some of them...maybe I'll post up some "before" and "afters" once I've done some improving upon them! thank u so much!

Elaine Copeland said...

I am so proud of you, and I am very excited about hearing this new selection of wonder!

Heather B. said...

Congratulations, Kerri! It's so wonderful that this is your 4th year completing 50 songs in 90 days. I've been doing the "what now" thing, but you're right. Just keep doing what you're doing and what you love and push what you have to the next level.

Rrramone said...

Congrats Kerri!! I knew you would! xoxo Can't wait for the next CD.

Valerie said...

congrats on finishing! that's such a huge accomplishment. i can't wait to hear what makes it to the new CD!