Remember on Monday when I told you about my goal to write 50 songs in the next 12 weeks?
(Got two finished in two days, by the way.)
Here’s one amusing reply I got:
“The factory of Music???
Is this Art???”
What he’s essentially saying is “You can’t possibly produce anything of quality in large quantities.”
To put it another way:
“You can’t force art.”
It’s a great sentiment, and it would make a fantastic bumper sticker, but it’s simply not true.
Creating art is an acquired skill, and you can only acquire this skill by actually creating art.
News flash for ya:
IT’S NOT ART IF IT CAN’T BE SHARED.
And it can’t be shared if it ain’t finished.
Seth Godin calls it “shipping” your art, much like you would ship a product.
If I don’t finish an album, I cannot physically ship those CD’s to people. I can’t share it with the world. It doesn’t exist.
So while you’re off waiting for inspiration to strike for that one perfect song, I’ll have 50 songs to choose from in a few months. Will they all be amazing? Heck no. Will they all be garbage? Absolutely not. I fully believe that I will write BETTER songs simply by writing MORE songs.
When the songs are finished, I will record some of them, and then I will mix them, master them, and share them with the world.
That’s how art works.
Shipped beats perfect.
By the way, I’ll be sharing more in-depth about this songwriting and goal-setting process with my VIP members in this Friday’s Weekly Video.
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