Now I'm hacking away at an arrangement in GarageBand so that I can record the song, with luck before the end of the year. Meanwhile, I'm about halfway through the lyrics to Bad News Always Comes In the Mail, and I'm started another song called Living As If It Matters.
On the video front, I haven't really done much during the vacation period, and so I have a lot of catching up to do. As soon as children go back to school, I'll be writing my little heart out, creating some little videos I can animate during the cold winter, and some longer videos I can shoot when things start to thaw out a little.
I'll also be catching up on my writing for the rest of the Challenge. It's times like this that I appreciate networked computers, so that I can write from different locations in my house. As they say, a change is as good as a break.
So, at this point, as far behind as I am on everything except songwriting, it seems like a good time to throw up my hands and say "I can't really do this; what was I thinking?" After all, I don't have many readers or followers, who's going to care if I just don't finish this?
Well, me, of course. I care. And I'm going to keep it up until September 30th. If I don't make my goal, I'll still have created a ton of new work. As it is, I've written more songs in 2013, between the songwriting MOOC and the Challenge, than in the decade preceding.
And that, alone, makes it worthwhile.