No, this ain’t a creeper email. It’s perfectly innocent.
I write with a guitar in my hands most of the time.
And, the disturbing things I do when writing… are non-writing items, which rob my songwriting mojo.
For instance. I own another business. So, when the phone rings, I’ll pick it up. Big mistake.
I do a good job at ignoring unexpected doorbell or knocks at the door. It’s either FedEx delivering a part, UPS delivering an Amazon order, a JW delivering religion, a politician delivering me a line to swallow, girl scouts delivering guilt through those shy, innocent, “want some cookies mister?” eyes looking up at me… or some other person ignoring the “No solicitation” sign.
What’s disturbing is realizing my guit-fiddle needs polishing or strings changed, and I damned-well do it right then.
Remembering the last song I wrote, I forgot to actually mark down the changes in the PC, so I do it right then.
Realizing I’d forgotten to get back to a songwriting friend on a song we’d been working on, and I dare to open up my email program and start typing.
Granted, I do this far less than I used to, but making a habit of protecting your writing sessions is really good practice.
Put up an, “Interrupt my writing and I’ll hurt you,” sign on your door.
Put your phone on Do Not disturb
Shut off your email.
Just committing to writing for a solid 1-, 2-, or 3-hours at a crack is great.
Oh hey, speaking of habits, I just broke one you might want to know about.
I made a habit of releasing TuneBooster mid-month, so I just broke it by publishing April’s issue early.
The second habit I broke is not deleting the previous month’s isue when uploading the new one. So, March’s issue is up there yet.
Both months are caught out together, so if you want into TuneBooster on the cheaper than its normal cheap, now’s the time.
If not, don’t come sniffing around these emails for the newsletter contents. Not happening here.
It’s up on the newsletter page once you log in.
We’re looking at some lyrics and going to have you doing a bit of work. A really cool exercise you’ll get a lot out of if you do as I say to do.
Done right, it will open up your writing, break you of old phrasing and melody habits you’ve fallen into, let you stand out, and give you opportunity to develop or expand your style.
Between April’s info and March’s talk about syncopation and more so rhyme pattern expansion ideas, you’ve got enough material to apply them to several songs.
Get both March and April’s TuneBooster here https://www.tunesmithtips.com/newsletter
March’s is coming down soon. You’ve been warned.