In: 11:40 a.m. Out: 2:27 p.m. In: 3:10 p.m. Out: 4:40 p.m. Total Writing Time: 4 hours, 17 minutes Progress: 713 words added to an early chapter. I'm a little disappointed that I missed my 1,000-word goal, and I did have to remind myself that I'm writing a novella (i.e. a longer short story) and [...]
In: 10:07 a.m. Out: 1:57 p.m. In: 2:10 p.m. Out: 5:50 p.m. Total Music Time: 7 hours, 30 minutes Progress: Had a song completely surprise me while recording parts for "Weight of a Feather". Knocked out the arrangement for both songs, and started writing the lyric to this newest track. Pretty outstanding day of songwriting. [...]
In: 1:17 p.m. Out: 5:02 p.m. Total Writing Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes Progress: 974 words, finished one chapter and started on another. I struggled a bit getting off the ground today, but was once again reminded how quickly flow comes after a solid, uninterrupted ten minutes of focus.
In: 11:06 a.m. Out: 12:47 p.m. In: 1:10 p.m. Out: 3:00 p.m. Total Music Time: 3 hours, 31 minutes Progress: Nailed down final arrangement and wrote the bridge to "Where the Green and Yellow Meet/Right Between". Recorded scratch track to two future songs. Another splendid night at Charlotte's best music venue - The Evening Muse. [...]
Cover of Elliott Smith's "Whatever": Right-click this link "Save Link As" to download Whatever * * * In: 9:41 a.m. Out: 12:04 p.m. In: 12:33 p.m. Out: 3:52 Progress: Started re-recording "The Weight of a Feather", with a slightly different arrangement and U2-esque "With or Without" type programming. Put down scratch guitar, vocals and bass. [...]
In: 8:50 a.m. Out: 11:30 a.m. In: 11:49 a.m. Out: 2:53 p.m. In: 3:19 p.m. Out: 4:45 p.m. Total Music Time: 7 hours, 9 minutes Progress: All verses and choruses finished for "Where the Green and Yellow Meet", still missing a bridge.
In: 10:44 a.m. Out: 2:17 p.m. In: 2:45 p.m. Out: 4:41 p.m. In: 8:56 p.m. Out: 9:56 p.m. Total Writing Time: 6 hours 29 minutes Progress: 1039 words, which covered the remainder of Chapter 1 and beginning of Chapter 2.
Recently, I started carving up my weeks and devoting each day to either writing or music. With two major projects - writing and recording music for "Zeus" and the next record, and writing a novella - I need to be as efficient as possible with my time. For the last few weeks, my work week [...]