The last few days my very pregnant (with two “healthy” twin girls) wife has been having “false labor.”

She’s having contractions pretty regularly. They come for a few hours, but they always go away. That’s how we know it’s false labor.

You know it’s the real thing when it doesn’t go away.

A lot of people treat inspiration like contractions.

They wait around for “inspiration to strike” before they try to write a song work on a mix.

If they don’t feel like it, they don’t do it.

Inspiration eventually comes, but it quickly fades away, and they do nothing.

I’ll wait around until I’m REALLY inspired, then I’ll make some amazing music,” they say.

Guess what, pumpkin?

Inspiration isn’t like going into labor.

Don’t wait for the inspiration to strike before you commit to getting in your studio and creating something.

Otherwise, it’ll never happen, and you’ll be one of those people who complains to me that they “don’t have time.”

I have to seek out inspiration. It doesn’t come find me nearly as often as I would like.

So I’m regularly (even daily) creating something.

You should be, too.

Don’t wait for inspiration to strike. You might wait forever.

Get in there.

Make it happen.

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Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

  • Nathan

    Wow, no comments on this one? While I agree that you shouldn’t wait until your inspired to make music, I think it’s hard to write a truly heartfelt song if you aren’t feeling inspired. For me, all the music writing and journaling I do day in day out pays off when I am inspired. Because I have been practicing my craft, when inspiration hits I’m not scratching my head wondering how to capitalize, I’m getting down to business. Sometimes I will go 6 months feeling indifferent not writing anything that I really am proud of, but I keep at it. Then when the pace of my life changes and something happens, I could easily write an album’s worth of songs in a month. If I hadn’t been constantly writing though, even though what I was writing wasn’t any good, I wouldn’t have the practice using songwriting as a mode of expression to capitalize on times of inspiration.

    • I 100% agree. Hone your craft so that when that big inspiration DOES strike, your skills are sharp and able to really capitalize on it.