Overcoming the block can be really a simple task even when it seems a real block that despairs you and puts you down, lethargic and sleepy towards your goals in life (you need to have, at least, one… if you don’t, forget about this story!).
Writer’s block is only a lack of motivation, IMO. And what is motivation?.. It’s simply is a state of mind… kind of a starvation… something that moves you, something that awakes you, thats slaps you on your face and tells you… lest’s wake up and do it, f***** lazy guy, you have something to tell deeply inside of you so, let’s do it! (We all have something to say… always).
The truth is… if you’re writing for AJ library, you seat in front of your instrument or computer or whatever you use to produce your stuff and think: I have to make a f**** commercial tune in the best standards of AJ. And I have to do it right 'cause I have a fierce competition. And my bass drum and ukulele sound was awful on my last tune that didn’t sell compared to PinkZebra’s stuff that sold thousands… And also my last tune didn’t comply with my expectations, so I have to try to compose something more commercial and as good as what’s on the top of AJ top of top. And… And… And… As soon as you have this kind of thinking you’re fed! You just woke up your best enemy! It happened to me some times, when I started to upload some stuff to AJ, so I know that f** guy very well.
My approach to destroy that enemy is to don’t even think about him. Refuse to think about him. Ignore that he exists, if you will. So, how could I put him to sleep again on those stupid moments that I woke him up? Well, don’t take it for granted, despite it works for me it doesn’t mean it will work for you… everyone is different and feel life, music and what not in totally different ways so give it a try and it may work for you, as well. If it doesn’t, please don’t blame me, I’m just trying to help!
Ignore the fn guy by all means! Of course you already know that you must keep things simple, so a 4 to 6 chords progression is more than enough, right? (Most of the best successful pop songs and cinematic tunes are based on simple chord progressions.) Take one of your favourite ones, drink one or two glasses of wine and start to improvise. If you don’t like wine, beer is also good, or a whisky or… just don’t think the fn guy even exists! Record all the stuff you make, thats important! Do it 'till you feel the sensation that you’re not drunk but you already have something interesting. Ignore what you are doing for some days but keep doing it. After a week or two, if you will not end up in a Alcohol Recovery Center you most certainly will end up with some interesting stuff to work with. Stop drinking now and concentrate on your production, for your health and musical sake!