I woke up at 4 am and really wanted to record but the neighbors were surely sleeping and the walls are thin so I had no choice but to wait. I brainstormed some ideas for an hour and caught up with yesterday's big news and fell back to sleep at 7.
Woke up at 11 and with a new idea, I got straight to recording. The new idea proved too difficult to record without preparation though. Turns out the new tempo I want for this old song is really hard to match to the vocals. It will sound wonderful though so I am set on it. But it means I can't record this song until I'm really comfortable with the new tempo. It might take a week or two.
So I stretched and headed out to the tiny bookstore across the city that has interesting people and edited a chapter from my novel on the way. I'm just about half finished with the first draft.
As I arrived my back started tightening up again. Creating is not hard when I can take break to stretch and breath, but 2 or 3 out of 4 (writing, music, socializing, and work) are still a challenge in one day.
I just gotta keep going when it feels good though. There are too many ideas for stories and songs and I feel good to create, so I'll create as much as I can. I love this focus!