After completing the second week of this years 50/90 Song Challenge my tally is nine songs so far. I was kind of hoping to hit ten songs by this time but I’m still pretty happy with the pace I’m setting at the moment.

I wanted ten songs to be the magic number because to make this challenge seem a little easier to swallow, I decided that instead of looking at 50/90 as a 50 song marathon, I’ll be writing five albums of ten songs each.

Plus, by doing this I will also be able to release a five volume set of songs on BandCamp and that would be very cool indeed.

When it comes to taking a big goal and breaking it down into smaller, more manageable goals, I’m reminded of the old saying…

Q: How do you eat an elephant?
A: One bite at a time.

What I have also noticed this last week is how easily I’ve been able to slot in my songwriting and recording into my daily routine and this was one of my biggest fears coming into the challenge.

I’ve found that once I’ve set the goal(s) in place, planned ahead a bit and started building the momentum around it, my ability to manage my time had become sharper and more acute. All of a sudden I was able to clear little chunks of time for myself here and there and over time, these chunks added up to completed songs.

If you want to check out what I’ve done so far just head on over to my 50/90 Song Challenge page and if there’s a song idea you’d like me to tackle for the challenge just let me know and I’ll see what I can do for you.

Right now, I’ll be trying for song number 10 and for the rest of this week… We’ll see how it goes.

Peace,

Corey 🙂

Today (Tuesday, July 11th) marks the end of the first week of the 5090 Song Challenge and so far I’ve completed and uploaded five songs to the 50/90 site.

What has amazed me about this first week is that only one of the songs is a stripped back piano/voice composition and the rest are full arrangements. I suppose that’s an indication of the amount of time I’ve had to write and record these songs so far as I know that some weeks will be much tighter than others.

What I’ve also noticed since getting back into song challenge mode is that I’m more aware of what is going on inside my head and what is happening out in the real world. I’m becoming more open and sensitive to the next possible song idea, no matter where it may come from.

Who knew that a song challenge could have some pleasant side effects such as this.

If you want to hear what I’ve done so far you can go to my 5090 Song Challenge Profile Page and if you have an idea for a song I should tackle, then let me know as I need all the help I can get.

Now, I’m off to find my next song idea.

Peace,

Corey 🙂