Song a Week 2017

I'm writing a song every week. Please join me.

How often have you begun to make something - a song, a poem, a drawing or painting, whatever your outlet is - and given up because it wasn't the best thing you had ever done? I used to abandon approximately 30 song ideas per year, but I've found a way to stop.

As any artist knows, the creative process is a dynamic experience. Musicians, painters, writers, sculptors, we're at our best when we are most raw, honest, and in touch with our feelings. But we also know that reality can be a very harsh place to live with an artist's heart.

Song a Week encourages us to create without fear of judgment or quality control. To foster a nurturing environment without fear of making a mediocre song, an imperfect sculpture, an incomplete mural; to act with passion and express ourselves, unrefined and open.

Free time is a challenge; most weeks I have very little. The point is not to spend all of our time writing. Rather, modest and manageable dedication to writing a little every week; an hour or two is plenty. After all the goal is growth and consistency, not schedule whiplash.

Nearly 100 artists contributed to Song a Week 2016 from 12 U.S. states and 6 other countries. For 2017, I invite you to join the Facebook group, follow on Instagram and Twitter, listen on Soundcloud, and check out the Youtube channel. Oh, and spread the word!

Let's create great art and share it with each other.