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Reducing the Stress Of Writing Everyday

I need to upload a song by midnight everyday this year. This can be stressful when other things demand my time and attention. For instance, next week, my boyfriend is coming back home after several weeks away. I want to spend time with him, so I need to write, record and store extra songs in order to be with him. Then there's my part-time job, which I quite like but it still requires time and attention two days a week...and family obligations, especially at the week-end can be stressful as well as fun. So, I've decided to try and organise myself a bit better. Today, I'm sketching out 10 songs...I'm singing the melody in my head accappella on a single track so I remember what the words I've typed on the wordpad should sound like when I'm ready to add instrumentation. To get through this, I'm sitting at my computer in my silent flat...thinking about people I know and care about... past relationships..things I've read or heard about or seen... etc... Whenever anything snags in my mind as an interesting or 'true' idea, then i go with it and try to add verses that rhyme...the melodies just come to me...then I type whatever is on my mind and record the melody acappella then I move on to the next song. I hope to have all 10 songs done by Friday afternoon, that way I can relax over the week-end and spend time with my boyfriend early next week completely guilt-free because my Song of the Day will already be done and sitting in my email as well as on my mp3 player. All I'll need to do is log-in and upload the song. I think most things just take a bit of planning ahead. Hope this helps someone else struggling to balance their passion for art/music...with everyday real life.

Listened to Army Garrison Radio yesterday

Got me thinking about all the people missing somebody and I woke up this morning with Song 65 all done. I just thought about the things I miss about my boyfriend while he's away. I typed the words on a wordpad and plan to record them when I get back home...going out and about with family then it'll be just me and the music again this evening. Just me and my songs... but we have a good time together everyday! Song 65, You Are Missed. :)

It's 3:00AM

I had a long nap today so I'm not tired... later on today I'll do song 65...then I'll have exactly 300 songs to go in order to reach my goal this year. I've been wondering about mainstream publicity and it suddenly occurred to me that I should write to music bloggers...they LOVE music and in many cases... gossip and I've got plenty of that. I don't know how to reach out the traditional media...so I'll just stay under the radar a while longer. It's quite pleasant here...all about the music and meeting people that can help me make new improved versions (remix) the music... Yeah, life is pretty good all and all... RhondasSongs :)

Song 50, Someday is Now!

It's referring to that old song 'We Shall Overcome...someday'...as I look at the images of people taking to the streets in the middle east demanding social change...i thought to myself 'someday is now...right now!' these are the lyrics: People in the streets in the Middle East demanding social change like the westerners of the 60's We shall over come someday someday...is here someday is right now someday is here we want to be free we want what we want someday...is here someday is right now someday is here