I’ve been told that you learn to write music in much the same way you learn to write words: by doing it constantly and relentlessly, and persistently. To write well, you have to write every day. It doesn’t matter particularly what you write. If you write often enough and long enough, goods things happen.
I’ve been told that writing music is much the same. The way to write well is to write often.
I play jazz guitar, reasonably well. Well enough that it’s become a wild ride. Great leaps forward in my playing are occuring often and consistently. I’m not sure when it will end or where the wild ride will take me. But one thing I do know: if I want to do this, I am going to have to write my own tunes. Nobody gets recorded these days unless they are playing their own tunes.
My goal: write a song a week for a year.