A few weeks ago, my publisher tasked me and my co-writer to write a specific type of song. He wanted the song for an artist that was cutting in just a few days.
We wrote the song and a few days later were forwarded an email from the artist saying that they “LOVE” the song.
Hooray! We did it!
The night before the artist was going into record, we were told, again, that the song was going to be on the record.
The next morning, however, we found out the artist had changed their mind overnight. A friend of ours had beat us out in the late hours of the previous night for the cut.
In the time it takes to get a short night of sleep, we lost our place on the upcoming record.
What did I do when I found out?
Here’s my transparency for you…
I took myself out to lunch…and then I wrote another song for someone else.
Because that’s what songwriters do.
You move on.
You write another song.
…and you NEVER skip lunch.
Get over it already. 🙂