Hi I’m new at this – I’m a songwriter whose muse has been hijacked.
Things seem to be going well – lots of words and ideas but two things:
1. Do you guys read what you have written – I mean – are you going over your writing as you go, or do you just get it all out and then kind of pray that it’s holding together? Just kind of scared to even look back at this point and was wondering if I should wait until December or just take a peek and see if I am even close to the right track.
2. I have a particular problem with time and was wondering if anyone out there has the same one.
I sit down and write – I have about 45 minutes to an hour – just about enough time to get the number of words I need.
The thing is, right when I have to stop is usually when I feel like something is going to be revealed, or things are about to get juicy. But – I’m out of time. I stop. Then, in my next session, I usually just go where I get an idea, not necessarily back to the previous scene. I can’t decide if I am copping out and not following things through, or if that will eventually happen so – right – I should just go with the next/new idea that is leading me (hopefully in the right direction.)
In other words I feel like I am driving a very, very big car – but I haven’t even taken a driving lesson yet.
I’d like to thank the writers who took the time to answer me – very, very helpful. I was really feeling in need of some support and I got it. I’m hoping they post their thoughts to me here as well as the forum so more people can see them. Bella, Bill, Ellfie, thank you so much.