I thought that since this is a blog about freelance composing, I would finally write about music (what a concept)! One of the key elements in writing music is coming up with ideas; and unfortunately, ideas don’t come out of a paper bag (unless there’s a princess in it). So finding inspiration is a key component of my work.
So full disclosure, while I'm not "officially" diagnosed, I have the symptoms of and am being treated for ADHD; I also have an anxiety disorder and a brain injury. Needless to say, I NEED a routine in order to keep on top of everything. And after years and years of practice, I'm really good at creating routines. Trouble is, I'm also really good at not sticking to them if something really exciting derails me.
Well now that January has come to an end, and I finally got my piece submitted to the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, I am able to reflect on how the month has gone. How awesome is it to be able to be your own boss and compose all the time???!!! Although, truth be told, I did go into a slight bit of library withdrawal early in the month when both of the books I was really looking forward to arrived and I wasn't there to pick them up! The agony!!! What do you mean I have to make a special trip to get my books?! Ach! I digress...