Songwriters, take a moment to honour how dedicated you are to your musical and lyrical gifts. Songwriting is your lifeblood, it’s how you express yourself and how you desire to help others in the world, regardless of if you’ve had the level of ‘success’ you want for your songs. You know songwriting is magic; divine creative ideas that you are gifted with to share with the world.
Sometimes what is happening around you can make it hard to write – time, headspace, priorities, distractions, where the next paycheck is coming from, the world shifting so rapidly, feeling enslaved to and unsupported by the music industry, so many changing technologies. Yet, many established writers, even when they’re on the road, even when life gets complicated, even when ‘shit hits the fan’, find that regularly writing songs can be the ladder to climb out the dark spaces and keep the sunshine on their face.
Staying connected to your unique divine gifts, keeping your tools sharpened, and maintaining your creative fitness can be as simple as writing a song every week. When was the last time you wrote songs for you, not for your next album, tour, or publisher, but for you?