I Can't Write Anymore!

So picture this. 

You are in a minivan that has no more room in the back, two dogs, and all the seats are taken. You are about to leave for a month long vacation in Maine where you always go for the summer, but you still have to work.  This was me at the end of June when I was headed out of town for awhile. At first it was very stressful, thinking about how I was going to continue to work when I wasn't in the comfort of my home. I have this weird issue where I just cannot write in front of others. I feel it's a very vulnerable situation, sitting down and pouring your emotion into songs, but I knew I had to do it. 

 

To paint the picture, the house we stay in is called the Little House while the main house where my grandmother lives is called the Big House. In the Little House, there are three bedroom and an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining, and living room. There is also one bathroom. It's basically a little cabin. Anyways, I always put my keyboard on top of the dining table because we never eat there and it has access to all the outlets. Plus, I can see the huge lake from the window as I write. It's all very beautiful and I couldn't ask for a better place to write, but there are so many people coming in and out that I just can't put my all into a song. I will begin to write and sing, my usual loud self, and right when someone comes into the house I am mumbling and looking around. I was getting behind on my writing and I KNEW I had to come up with a plan. This is everyone's house so I can't just kick them out, and I can't move my keyboard or else I won't have anywhere to plug it up.

So maybe I don't sit at the piano first. 

Maybe I go to the piano last?

Perfect. 

I will sit in my private room and write out lyrics BEFORE I sit down at the keyboard. I will structure the song just right and then when I'm ready I will knock out the piano part. It was genius. I was a genius. 

Until I realized I still had to sing fresh feelings and words out loud to my family while they are making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 

Maybe this wasn't completely thought out. 

In the end I just waited for everyone to leave the house and I played my tunes and wrote new things, but I keep running into that problem at home. I can't keep waiting to write once everyone has cleared out, or keep getting interrupted when I'm working on my voice. So, I've decided to purchase a smaller keyboard so I can work on my craft from my room! Plus, it's easy to bring on trips and not nearly as heavy. I'm really excited because that means I can do more videos for you guys with no interruptions and no excuses. 

Stay tuned!

Talk later, 

Katie

1 comment

  • Dave

    Dave Boston

    Interesting. The musical creative process seems to work different ways for different people. It seems like yours might adapt to the circumstances, lyrics first, melody first, emotion first, whatever? Having the smaller keyboard will help no matter which sequence you find yourself in.

    Interesting. The musical creative process seems to work different ways for different people. It seems like yours might adapt to the circumstances, lyrics first, melody first, emotion first, whatever? Having the smaller keyboard will help no matter which sequence you find yourself in.

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