Writing 101: The What and Why of My Music

Several songs have held special places in my heart but in order to talk about three that have impacted my life, I’ll have to take a good, long hard at my playlist.

This one is difficult. It’s the kind of thing over which I would have stopped taking the challenge, in the past. First is the free-writing part – As I stated in my Day 1 post, I never free-write. The lack of control is not very attractive to me. Given that I’ve drifted from my parents’ habits of needing control in everything and that when working in a team, I am now easily available to trust someone else to do their bit of work, I think that I should be able to at least take control of my writing. It doesn’t suffer from loss of spontaneity because of this – I think I’ve kept my stuff sufficiently refreshing. Go see my other stuff in my Library above if you don’t believe me. (Yeah I know. It’s a shameless plug.)

Secondly, it’s about my choice of songs. Several songs have held special places in my heart but in order to talk about three that have impacted my life, I’ll have to take a good, long hard at my playlist. Then there is also that I feel shallow and I that I don’t have an expansive library of songs. I don’t listen to songs from the 1600s or old uplifting orchestras, so there is a small feeling of being uncultured. But I REFUSE to feel that way, because I don’t have to subscribe to someone else’s standards on what makes me cultured and smart.

I know I am the only one accusing myself, using someone else’s standards as my own. I am aware of these psychological issues. I’m working on them. Anyway, I’m done making you uncomfortable. I haven’t begun the free write yet. The assignment suggests 15 minutes, but I feel like taking a challenge, so I’ll be attempting 30 minutes of free-writing now. It still won’t be TOO long though. I’m going to take a break now to go see which three songs I should write about, and then I’ll start.

Okay, I’m ready to start. Go to the next page to start with me!