I like to tell myself I’m always able to write music, but that’s obviously not the case. The fact is, writing can be surprisingly easy, horribly hard, or anything in between. My difﬁculty with writing is somewhat situational too. For example, if I’m working on a song with a certain mood in mind, it might have to sit on the back-burner until I’m in the right creative state to match my writing to that mood. In other words, I’m somewhat out of control when I write; I just do what my ears tell me.
With all that in mind, I often worry that the tide of inspiration will recede and never return. I’ll ask myself if it’s possible that everything I’ve written has been the product of some kind of luck. For all I know, the music I pulled from the ether two nights ago was the last of the lot. And as the days between successful writing sessions begin to compound, so too do the decibels behind that voice… “what if the tide never comes back in?”
I want to write an obscene amount of music in my lifetime, but I also have to relinquish some control. Either tide’s in or tide’s out.
Creative and Music Writer