If you want to be truly great at anything, whether it be singing, playing an instrument, or even writing songs, you need to do it constantly.
If you’re happy with it being just a hobby, that’s perfectly fine and you can work on penning new tunes whenever you like. But if you want to one day become very successful as someone who writes songs, you need to practice every single day.
This may sound like it won’t be a big hassle. If you have started thinking about being a professional Songwriter, chances are you already love the work, but when I say every day, I mean every day. It can’t be “often” and it can’t be “whenever you find the time to do so,” it needs to be a priority, and that’s where things can get tough.
Everyone is busy and everyone has a million things to do and it’s easy to see the day slip away before everything is completed. This is something, however, that can’t fall by the wayside . . .and if it does, you’ll likely see your chances of becoming a professional Songwriter fall as well.
There will be times when you need to limit your songwriting time but you should be thinking about lyrics and melodies and actually putting pen to paper every single day.