Songwriting

5 Things I Do When I’m Discouraged About My Songwriting Progress

by Marty Dodson
Apr 10, 2017

1) I reach out to someone new to co-write. Shaking things up and bringing in new blood gives me renewed energy.

2) I listen to some of my favorite songs that I’ve written. It reminds me that I can write some really good songs and that writing them gives me satisfaction.

3) I do one thing that helps me get ahead. I reach out to one contact in the business. I pitch one song. I follow up with someone that I need to follow up with.

4) I work on ideas. One great idea can turn into one hit song. One hit song can change a career and a life. So, I dig in and challenge myself to write down 10 new ideas that are really good.

5) I do something else I enjoy. It reminds me that the point of life is not getting a song recorded. And, it lets me attack the songwriting with renewed energy when I get back to it.

Write on. ~Marty

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson is a multi-hit songwriter, co-founder of SongTown, and co-author of  The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Cowriting and Song Building: Mastering Lyric Writing

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