Since Renee posted that last week was quiet I thought I would share my process/progress both for feedback and (self) entertainment. Ten minutes worth of net research indicated that Wednesday seems to have the least number of songs so I thought I would start with Wednesday.
In National Poetry Writing Month (April) one of the prompts was to write a poem using a limited letter list. The thought I had for this assignment is to start with words primarily made of with letters "w" "e" "d" "n" "s" "a" & "y" and in generating that (page and a half and growing) list that spawned the title. The only added letter in the title is the "r" in wander.
This website is useful to generate word lists:http://www.morewords.com/
The word list is a bit more liberal adding words that I think of or stumble across with added letters. I am initially focusing on key words with at least three of the letters w, e, d, n, s, a, or y. I hope to use alliteration, assonance and consonance instead of rhymes in the song. Next I have started to group the words by senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, organic, kinesthetic) and want to search through some poetry for more descriptive words.
My power word list is a bit weak with some phrases added, so far it is "hump day", "middle of the work week", "woe", "routine", "waiting", "winds", and "day that gets wished away".
For the music I am working on chord progressions in the key of "E" with a short-cut capo simulating open "A" (capo on second fret on 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings only). No "E" chord in the verse or chorus, I am saving the root "E" chord for the bridge. Probably the chords will be familiar shapes but variations in sound with the capo. Since I am in a type of open "A" my thought is to start with and focus on variations of the "A" chord. Trying different fingerpicking patterns to generate a melody. Thinking about using a different rhythm, maybe something random from Garageband. I want to start with a melody and rhythm that I like first before developing lyric lines.
The goal is to write an upbeat positive song.