The weekly email with calls for songs arrived a few minutes ago — and I’ve already pitched a song in response to one listing. Man, it’s been a while since there’ve been any opportunities listed that match material we have demo’ed. It’s nice to be back in the game. The waiting game. That part I don’t so much love, but I guess it’s all part of the deal.
Speaking of waiting, I’ve been totally slacking about writing anything new since I started the new job. It’s always that way until I get my bearings in a new job, but I think I’ve let myself dawdle long enough. I’ve been working this week on tightening up my schedule so I have enough time to run in the mornings before work; the next step is to make enough time in the evenings for writing. I remember now that the way I did this when I started at HCA was to actually schedule blocks of time in my calendar when I was supposed to be writing. I hardly ever stuck to it exactly, but I did end up making more time to write because the reminder was there. I guess I can try that approach again.
When you have to make adjustments to your routines, what works for you? How do you get yourself to adopt new, good habits (or re-adopt old, good habits you’ve dropped)?