As songwriters we are obsessed with inspiration. We ask for it every time we sit down with out instrument of choice. In my case I sit down my guitar or keyboard and hope for the best. But sometimes you draw a blank and when that happens you feel like your life is over. The feel of being void of ideas is probably one of the worst feelings a songwriter can experience. I know that when I get this way not only do I feel bad as a songwriter but as a person too. I feel as if there must be something missing in my life and thats why I’m out of ideas. Even if you don’t get that way we can all relate to writer’s block.
We often go on searches for inspiration and come back empty handed. If this is happening to you then you must not be doing it right. Inspiration has a dirty little secret that it doesn’t want you to know. Inspiration is not necessary and in fact can even be destructive to the songwriting process.