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Ever Wrote a Song?

FAWM is turning out to be a great challenge that I am going through for this month. To be honest I actually thought I was going to fail miserably and have cheap poppish songs that are only good for baby's to listen to. I am so glad I proved myself wrong.

I like to share with others anything that I can share and for this week I decided I shall share one of my songs that I wrote. Today in my community, there is an anti bullying campaign going on where many people have bought and are wearing their anti bullying pink shirts.

I can only speak for myself, but I personally know what it feels like to be bullied. I thought that it would seem fit to share a song I wrote about bullying with you all based on a story I saw on the news along with a bit of my own personal feelings.

It is called Someone Someday, sung by the lovely Leslie Hudson.

If you haven't guessed yet I wanted to ask you all if you ever wrote a song? why or why not?

Inspiration for the day

Have you heard Born This Way by Lady Gaga yet? If not click here to hear the song and click here to read the lyrics.

Now love it or hate it, when I first heard this song and read the lyrics I had tears in my eyes. Why? Well it greatly inspired me. We live in a world where we are constantly comparing ourselves and I just love how this song (through my interpretation) basically says it's okay to be who you are because you were born and destined to be who you are.

Lately I have been having the winter blues that has affected my abilities to work on my writing. I have been having self doubts and I even reach the point where I did not want to write anymore. This song came right when I needed it to and has made me think "hey, I was born to be a writer I was born to shine" which has inspired me greatly (I have been writing non stop since this song came out)

It's funny in a way how one little song can inspire one being so much. So I wonder about all of you out there reading this. What/who inspires you?


Today is official second day of February which means it is the official second day of FAWM.

What is FAWM? I hear you ask?

February Album Writing Month is what the abbreviation stands for. It's a month (okay the shortest month of the year) long challenge where participants write an album worth of songs in 28 days. FAWM considers 14 songs an album worth, so if you do the math about a song every two days.

Sounds easy enough right? Haha nope. If you listen to some of the people who have already completed many songs and have recorded them for us all to hear, I am blown away by the amount of talent out there. However I will not let other people's great talents compared to my somewhat lacking talent get in the way of this challenge I am facing.

If you would like to check out FAWM click here

Have you ever wrote a song? If not I challenge you to try it, just once and let me know what you come up with.