Instead of showing you drafts and describing in detail what I have done, I will save about 5000 words and just sum up the general song-writing process so far… Take a piece of paper (this is old-school stuff) write about four words, cross them out, write them again and cross them out again. Breathe. Hum a bit of the melody. Frown. Turn over the page and write the words in a different order. Frown. Tap your pen on the paper a few times. Shake your head and screw up your piece of paper before carefully throwing it on the floor. Repeat the above until you’re essentially living in a recycling skip – if anyone drops a cigarette in my room it’s going to get very warm here very fast.
So this is how I have begun my March = Arts thing. I’m beginning to think I should have started off with a colouring book instead. The Huffington Post ran an article last year about colouring-in-for-stress-relief, wish I’d read it before I embarked on this challenge.
Anyway, I’ve finished my homework and now I’m off to have another go at putting some words together. If I present you with a sketch at the end of the week you’ll know this particular endeavour didn’t go well.