There is more to songwriting than writing a song. Let me give you some examples of other stuff I have done in the last week. I finished writing a song called Three Minute Song. After finishing it I had to change hats and become a recording engineer. I had to record three or four versions of the song and pick the best one. This is easy to do. The best one is usually one where you are able to, (at least) sing the correct words. Even though I am looking at the lyrics as I sing. ( Hint- it helps to know how to read) lol
The next step is to master it. This is when I tweak the EQ's, make sure the vocals are loud enough but not too loud, and get it sounding good enough so my buddy Bryton can hear and feel what I am looking for in the song.
Now I need to get the lyrics ready to send to my demo maker. I make two copies. One copy has just the words and the second copy has words and chords. Also I send him a copy of my rough demo.
The best part of songwriting is getting a finished demo back. Songwriter Heaven is what I call this. Christmas in October. It is especially sweet when the song turns out better than you could imagine. Maybe that is why it is like heaven.
Next it is time to get it evaluated. I am not a good judge of my songs. Neither was my Mom. I then share my song at NSAI meetings and with and NSAI evaluator for feedback and suggestions to improve the song. Of course, all of these processes take time. It is just part of being a songwriter. It's time to write another song.