I haven't written a new song since 2005 - sad but true. I'm doing lots of other stuff, and songwriting takes energy and focus, as well as time to let your mind wander, to play around with guitars and keyboards and words, things like that. Things that are in short supply these days. But I'm still a songwriter and I know I will get back to it. I'll turn some of those promising song fragments into complete songs, and even make a new CD (I've got four tracks from 2003-2004 "in the can" - which is actually a hard drive, of course). The last song I recorded in 2004 was "Gonna Start Winning" which I really like. You can listen and download here (there are two songs from my 2003 CD there too).
This reflection was prompted by a new blog I just discovered, Measure for Measure, a New York Times blog written by several songwriters (Andrew Bird, Darrell Brown, Rosanne Cash, and Suzanne Vega). They will write about the creative process, about songs in the making. Maybe this will be just the push I need to start writing again myself. If I can find time to read the blog.