Hey songwriting friends anyone else interested in doing February Album Writing Month?? The challenge is to write 14 songs in 28 days - I want to attempt it and would love to befriend/commiserate with some other people along the way
Hi everypeoples! So, it seems like a lot of you have heard about me making Cartoon Network’s first digital series, Mighty Magiswords! I appreciate all the kind words and fan art I’ve gotten in the past couple of days! Thanks, everyone! It’s funny– since no official art is out yet, people are using the above as reference for the fan art, and they Warrior siblings (and their Magiswords) look a bit different now! This was the cover for the original pitch package back in 2013! As you can imagine, I’m keeping pretty busy ramping up the show, and I’m also trying to finish the tracks for FAWM (February Album Writing Month) that I’m going to perform at Marscon next month! As such, I can’t quite keep up with answering every comment, note, or request-for-me-to-do-things I get. Sorry!
Challenge - write 14.5 songs over the 29 days of February.
Current state - nervous
Now, I’m not the most prolific writer, so this will be a real test for me. Hopefully at the end of the month I’ll have a bunch of songs I want to share with you. For the time being I might just make a cup of tea and procrastinate a little.
So I’ve been thinking for the past week or so that I really need to get over this wall of “if it’s not going to be a masterpiece, don’t write it”. It’s a scarcity thing for me. I have so few completed songs, that every one is precious to me. Even if I hate it.
So I figured I really need to exercise my ability to just churn out lots of crap. It’ll help me learn faster, and it’ll force me to ignore the voice that says, “You suck at this. You should probably just grab a beer and watch some anime instead.”
So I’m thinking 30 songs in 30 days kind of stuff. And I think, “gosh, wouldn’t it be cool if there was a songwriting challenge like NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which is always in November)?”
BEHOLD: February Album Writing Month.
IT EVEN HAS A FUCKING HASHTAG (#fawm, which is so fun to say!)
SO. Imma do it. Or I’m going to try at least. It’s actually only 14 songs in 28 days. Slightly less crazy and with support from other folks on FB and such.
Might be a good month to detox on the booze as well.