by Shelt Garner
I used to write lyrics all the time because it was very, very relaxing. But I wrote them very quickly. And I don’t know anything about music. I might write some more soon because it’s so relaxing, but it’s also a huge waste of time when I could be working on my novel.
I don’t know guitar. And even if I became a middle-aged cliche and learned how to play guitar now, I would still have to overcome the ageism. The entire music business is designed from the ground up to prevent people like me to break into it.
But maybe once I finish the two books in this novel story I’m working on right now I’ll learn guitar. I like how writing lyrics force an economy of words on you that is very challenging.