Are you a perfectionist when it comes to your songwriting? Do you find yourself tinkering and tweaking your songs until the cows come home (or until your fingers fall off)? We’ve all been there, but sometimes it’s important to know when to call it quits and move on to the next project. But how do you know when your song is good enough?
Here are some signs that it might be time to stop working on your song:
1. You’ve reached the point of diminishing returns.
If you’ve made countless revisions to your song and it’s still not quite where you want it to be, it might be time to call it quits. Remember, there’s a balance between perfectionism and letting go. It’s important to know when to cut your losses and move on.
2. You’re starting to hate the song.
If you find yourself rolling your eyes every time you listen to your own song, it might be a sign that it’s time to shelve it for a while. Remember, it’s okay to take a break from a song and come back to it later.
3. You’ve lost all objectivity.
If you’ve been working on a song for so long that you can no longer listen to it with fresh ears, it might be time to take a break and come back to it later. Alternatively, try getting some outside opinions from friends or colleagues to see if they have any suggestions for improvement.
4. You’ve made so many changes that the song is unrecognizable.
If you’ve made so many changes to the song that it no longer resembles the original, it might be time to call it quits. Sure, it’s important to be open to making changes and improvements, but at some point, you have to let the song be what it is and move on.
So there you have it – some signs that it might be time to stop working on your song. Remember, it’s important to be open to making changes and improvements, but sometimes it’s best to just let a song be what it is and move on to the next project. Happy writing!