I’ve decided that this year I’ll be participating in the 2020 FAWM (February Album Writing Month) Song Challenge hoping to do much better than what I had done last year.
Personally, participating and completing the FAWM Song Challenge has been one to the most rewarding creative experiences I’ve ever experienced.
It has allowed me to shake off the shackles of fear and doubt and just get some songwriting shit done.
It’s kick-started the momentum I needed to get my songwriting mojo back on track and it’s (most importantly) made my self confidence and belief as a performing songwriter/artist go through the roof.
I believe that every songwriter should try this challenge out at least once in their lives and experience first-hand the overwhelmingly supporting community of songwriters, musicians and lyricists that reside within the challenge.
At the end of the day, it’s a great way to connect and possibly network and collaborate with other like minded individuals and each participant has a slightly different interpretation of what FAWM means to them.
For me, it’s a chance to really give SongMachine (my home recording studio) a thorough thrashing and along the way, learn more about the recording process and how to get the best sound possible with the recording gear I have at my disposal.
It also gives me the opportunity to go through my archives and finish off all of the random song titles, half finished verses, choruses and voice memos that I have scattered on pieces of paper, my hard drive or, on my phone.
I also take pride on using the challenge to write songs from a starting position of having nothing prepared. Those are the songs in which their existence always amazes me.
If you have any questions regarding FAWM that you want to ask, then feel free to contact me otherwise, just go to the FAWM website and sign up. It’s free to join but there’s only a few more days to go before it kicks off for another year.
I’ll also be blogging about my FAWM experiences as well so watch this space.
Hope to see you in the challenge. Good luck…