I’ve just signed up for February Album Writing Month (now, that’s a redundant name if ever I heard one. What is February, if it isn’t a month? It should just be “Album Writing Month”, surely. Yes, yes, I’m sure awm.org was already taken. But I digress), a project in the spirit of NaNoWriMo which sets the challenge of writing 14 songs in 28 days.
(Update… here’s my FAWM profile page.)
On the face of it, this is a somewhat stupid thing for me to do. I’m far too busy in February to dedicate the majority of my spare time to writing songs. By my current count I have 7 days in which I’m completely occupied, including the first Oxford Geek Night, raww.orgy and BarCamp London; I have talks to write for two of the above (which may entail doing something webbishly geeky some time soon so that I have something to talk about in the first place), and ideally a bit of music for the other; then there’s Forever (website down? ooh, that’s not good) and Breakpoint looming not far ahead and vying for some sort of contribution from me; I’m meant to be doing some webmonkey work on PouÃ«t while ideally not neglecting my own long-promised demoscene database site (and the ensuing Rails core hacking that’s going to be necessary to pull it off); and finally two projects (or is it three?) I’ve promised to do Spectrum music for. Oh, and there’s the whole eating and sleeping thing too.