Monday, November 1, 2010

NaSoWriMo: 30 songs in 30 days!

Cathrin Cowdrey, me, Laura Crow @ a show we played in Cumbria, UK on Saturday

I have an announcement to make. It's quite serious. I do hope you're sitting down. Are you ready?

I'm coming out.... as a singer-songwriter. It's my career choice.

As you may already know, it is November, AKA: NaNoWriMo or "National Novel Writing Month." As a former participant, I understand how fantastic and awful writing 50, 000 words in thirty days can be. When I considered the month of November, examining my schedule I realized that I can't do this. Not in a negative way. It's just not the right time for me. I need to be focusing my creative energies in improving my songwriting skills and creating a body of work that I'm proud of.


And so I have invented NaSoWriMo.

Because I am trying to improve, your input, constructive criticism and comments would be VERY much appreciated. And before you say anything about how awful the recording is, I know. But it's the song we're looking at, not the terrible recording. Kthanks.

I'm going to design some sort of meme-style form to remind me what's surrounding the songs.

This song is for everyone I've ever met.


Listen!

INSIDE:
Feel this star inside your soul
And know that I'm not the one
That holds the holds the answers 
To what's haunting you
Stop looking around, 
It can't be found

CHORUS:
Inside the darkness 
You have found
A way to keep the ground 
Beneath your feet
One move and you'll collapse
The pieces of you don't quite match...

All you want is someone to

Believe in you
To help you through
Things are not so easy now
Nothing's clear
The path is what you fear


CHORUS:
Inside the darkness 
You have found
A way to keep the ground 
Beneath your feet
One move and you'll collapse
The pieces of you don't quite match...

Can't move, can't see
Feel this star and start to breathe




CHORUS:
Inside the darkness 
You have found
A way to keep the ground 
Beneath your feet
One move and you'll collapse
The pieces of you don't quite match...

3 comments:

Alexandra said...

So far, so beautiful.
30 songs in 30 days is going to be a huge challenge, and I wish you the absolute best with that, because (as a regular NaNoWriMo participant), I know it's difficult to adhere to strict writing policies. Wow. I'm so tired my vocabulary has expanded. How odd.
Anyway. Good luck and good writing.

Orla said...

This should be on the soundtrack to the next Twilight movie. Haunting. Well done!

freerangegirl said...

Amy this is beautiful. you have a wonderful voice - it sounds like a good career choice to me and from what Ive read your up for a challenge. Im really looking forward to hearing more.