When I was little I used to write books all the time. In fourth grade I won a 'Young Author's Award' through a local University for a story I wrote and entered in a contest. I have since then written two novels that sadly haven't been published, 'The Flaw Factory' (science fiction) and 'Finding Jacey' (fantasy) . I hope to get them published someday. I have been writing song lyrics and poetry sice I was nine years old. I write two poems a day at the least, and it truly is my passion. My mom always wanted to be a writer, but never
accomplished that dream. I hope that someday I can accomplish it for both of us. When I grow up I hope to have a career in both writing and in the music business. I am currently taking singing lessons and I have been playing the viola for five years through the city's school music program, which I will continue to do.
I love music so much it's almost scary. I sang in the talent show this year, and that's when I realized that I love being on stage. I'm not trying to be stuck up or anything. It's not really that I love people to hear me. In fact, I loved it because the spotlight was on me, but the lights were out...they could see me but I couldn't see them. I felt like I was alone in my room singing to myself. It felt so good.
I pay more attention to the lyrics of songs than most people, which I guess is why I'm a poet AND a songwriter. Words can be so powerful. But so can music. I think the point of all songs is to make the listener feel something through the words AND the music.
Here are some artists/groups that made me feel something and I think everyone should hear:
Death Cab for Cutie
The Postal Service
Now that you have the opportunity to be musically influenced, GO DO IT!
P.S. Everything I write is dedicated to my friends with all my heart.