The 30 Day Song Challenge For Writers is over, at least for me (you’re still welcome to borrow my list and host your own challenge, or weigh-in on the comments). Collecting 30 songs was more challenging, but also more fun, than I’d anticipated. Here’s four things I learned while posting a song each day for 30 days in August.
1) There’s too many songs to choose from!!!
- Day 6 (a song for writing romantic scenes) had me stumped. There’s just so many romance songs to choose from, and I don’t just have one that I typically listen to when writing more romantic scenes.
2) There’s not enough songs to choose from!!!
- This is rather more of an, “I’m not familiar with enough music to know which one to choose” problem. Day 24 (A song for writing a modern story) made me realize how little modern pop music I actually listen to.
3) The WordPress schedule feature is awesome.
- Okay, perhaps scheduling posts in advance so I wouldn’t fall behind was a bit like cheating, but the ability to do this was invaluable. Especially on the weekends.
4) My taste in music includes a lot of artists who aren’t American.
- I linked to songs by Romanz, Milladoiro, Albannach, and Mohit Chauhan. I guess I just like foreign music (especially Bollywood and Celtic, if we’re talking about music I listen to on a regular basis)
5) Posting every day is fun.
- But I’m glad I don’t have to do that all the time. It was okay with a list of topics, but I’d rather not add that much more writing and idea-generating each day (I thing I have enough already with my copywriting, fiction, and personal blog).