I love the starting of a new year. It is filled with hopes and dreams. To a songwriter it is a blank piece of paper and strumming a guitar. Searching for a song title that moves you to start writing. Singing the titles and humming a melody. Finishing up a chorus and wondering where to go in the verses. Writing a verse, writing another verse, thinking about a bridge. Re-writing the verses to make them better. Playing the song for my wife. Re-writing the bridge. Typing the lyrics. Editing the lyrics. Removing unnecessary words. Re-typing the lyrics. Printing eight copies to go to a monthly NSAI meetings. Playing my song at the meeting. Deciding if the evaluations would make the song better. Changing the song if necessary. Recording the song. Sending the song to NSAI to get evaluated. Waiting patiently to get the song evaluation back. lol. Reading the evaluation. Deciding if the evaluation would make the song better. If no changes are needed the song is done. Start next song. Start New Year.